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Quantum Harmonic Oscillator Complete System

  1. Jul 18, 2012 #1
    Over which interval do the wave functions of a harmonic oscillator form a complete and orthogonal system? Is it (-inf,+inf)? The case with particle in a box is rather clear(system is complete and orthogonal only for the interval of the well), however the harmonic oscillator is a bit less intuitive.
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  3. Jul 18, 2012 #2


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