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Homework Help: Quick clarification on how this change of variables for QHO came about

  1. Mar 2, 2012 #1
    http://imgur.com/cbQ44

    I'm just not sure how they come up with that...

    *note, the E0 is not ground state energy, it's a constant electric field.
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2012 #2

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    Look at it as two change of variables: one to make the equation dimensionless and one to get rid of the term linear in x.
     
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