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Please I need help with wavefunctions

  1. Jan 27, 2013 #1
    Please I need help with wavefunctions!!!!

    Okay so I have attempted to understand wavefunctions in my pchem class but I am a little lost... Here is the problem.
    unnormalized wavefunction (ψ) = e^(iψ) with 0≤ψ≤2∏, normalize this equation

    2. Relevant equations

    N^2∫ (ψ)^2 dψ

    **I uploaded a pic of relevant equations bc it would be too messy to write out on here

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Okay so I know the answer is N = sqrt (1/2pi)

    but I get to this step....

    N^2 ∫ e^(-iψ)* e(iψ) dψ

    and I am not sure where to go from here... I know ψ^2 = 1 but I am still stuck
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Jan 28, 2013 #2


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    Re: Please I need help with wavefunctions!!!!

    Not sure why you are stuck. The integral of 1 from 0 to 2pi is 2pi. So N^2*(2pi)=1. What's N?
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