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Homework Help: Schrodinger's time independent equation

  1. Apr 9, 2014 #1
    [Mentor's note: This thread does not use the standard homework template because it was moved here from one of the non-homework forums.]

    Looking for help on what to do next.

    Question (it's in two parts but part 1 is like two lines):
    Part 1: http://imgur.com/BwyNwsE [1]
    Part 2: http://imgur.com/LrIh4IP [2]

    Normally my approach is to evaluate the double derivative on the LHS and rearrange until I can equate it to the RHS. This time I'm unsure what to make of Φ as it's not expressed in terms of x and y.
    What am I looking at and how do I go about solving it?
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  3. Apr 9, 2014 #2


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    Take the given ##\psi(x,y,z)##, substitute it into the (3-dimensional) time independent S.E., and evaluate whatever derivatives you can evaluate.
  6. Apr 9, 2014 #5
    Hey, I think that works. Thanks :)
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