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i've been working on this question

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the first two parts of the question seem easy enough, you just simple substitute the wave functions into the symmetric and anti-symmetric wave function definition.

ψ=ψ_{1}(1)ψ_{2}(2)±ψ_{2}(1)ψ_{1}(2)

Then the second part of the question you just take ψ*ψ for both cases.

Theres two parts im a little worried about,

Is the potential V=kr^{2}irrelevant? it seems to be irrelevant to me but i just wanted to make sure.

i'm also not sure how to do 1c,

i would say that the symmetric wave function would have a larger expectation value since the wave function is

ψ_{s}=ψ_{1}(1)ψ_{2}(2)+ψ_{2}(1)ψ_{1}(2)

and not -, so it would be bigger, but i'm not sure if that is correct,

is V irrelevant and 1c as simple as i put it?

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# Homework Help: Symmetric/antisym solutions question

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