(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

How are the number of intermediate radial nodes in a bound state wave function related to the degree of excitation?

2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

Here's what I've come up with; however I think I'm missing something or perhaps not being precise enough:

If one arranges the eigenstates in the order of increasing energies, the eigenfunctions likewise fall in the order of increasing number of nodes; the nth eigenfunction has (n-1) nodes between each of which the following eigenfunctions all have at least one node. Increased number of nodes relates to an increase in the degree of excitation.

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# Homework Help: Radial Nodes and Degree of Exitation

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