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Probability distribution of the momentum value p

  1. Nov 27, 2005 #1
    gosh this work is causing me some grief,

    if some one can highlight a few tips i would be greatfull

    q) determine the probability distribution of the momentum value p in the ground state of the hydrogen atom?

    i know what the groundstate of the of the hydrogen atom is but i don't know how to apply it to this

    thanks for any help

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  3. Nov 28, 2005 #2


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    You should be able to model the hydrogen atom using the one dimensional square potential well with sides x=0, x=L. Use hydrogen's atomic diameter as the well width.
  4. Nov 28, 2005 #3

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    Why not just fourier transform the ground state wavefunction and get the exact result?
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