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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Show that [tex] \dfrac{{\vec{p}} ^2 }{2m} = \dfrac{{\vec{l} }^2}{2mr^2} - \dfrac{\hbar ^2}{2mr^2}\dfrac{\partial}{\partial r} (r^2 \dfrac{\partial}{\partial r}) [/tex] is rotational invariant under the rotation generated by: [tex] \vec{j} = \vec{l} + \vec{s} [/tex] , s is intrinic spin.

2. Relevant equations

[H,J] = 0 and/or [H,J^2] = 0

3. The attempt at a solution

I think that the second part, the radial operator [tex] \dfrac{\hbar ^2}{2mr^2}\dfrac{\partial}{\partial r} (r^2 \dfrac{\partial}{\partial r}) [/tex] commutes with the angular momentas, since it is just a function of radial coordinate, whereas angular momenta depends on the angles (direction) Is that correct?

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