Sharp values of wavefunction in polar coordinates

1. Sep 25, 2013

ParoxysmX

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Consider the function in polar coordinates

ψ(r,θ,$\phi$) = R(r)sinθ$e^{i\phi}$

Show by direct calculation that ψ returns sharp values of the magnitude and z-component of the orbital angular momentum for any radial function R(r). What are these sharp values?

3. The attempt at a solution

I -think- for $L_{z}$ to be sharp, you have to impose the eigenfunction condition

$-i\hbar \frac{dψ}{d\phi} = L_{z}ψ$

which means that the radial function R(r) would cancel with itself if you were to rearrange the above for $L_{z}$. However I could have completely the wrong idea here.

2. Sep 25, 2013

Staff: Mentor

How about calculating the expectation values corresponding to "the magnitude and z-component of the orbital angular momentum "?