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Quantum Meachanics; Normalization in 3D

  1. Jun 18, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    (1) For the cubic 3D infinite-well wave function,
    [tex]\psi[/tex](x,y,z) = A sin(n[tex]\pi[/tex]x/L)sin(n[tex]\pi[/tex]y/L)sin(n[tex]\pi[/tex]z/L)
    Show that the correct normalization constant is A = (2/L)[tex]^{3/2}[/tex]

    2. Relevant equations
    Note: The Pi's above are not meant to be superscript, and each n relates to the appropriate x,y,z

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have rearranged for A squared outside of the integral of the three sine functions (as a product) with limits of integration 0 to L. Not going to show it here becaus its long and messy. I am wondering if i need to do a triple (volume integration) or whether there is a shortcut because thats going to be one big, nasty integration :s
    A little guidance would be appreciated,
    Cheers, Joel.
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  3. Jun 18, 2009 #2


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    Your triple integral is the product of three single integrals, each of which is the same (except for the name of the dummy integration variable).
  4. Jun 18, 2009 #3
    Ah, thats how it comes to root A cubed. Thankyou.
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