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

Take as a trial wavefunction for the hydrogen atom the 3D oscillator ground state wavefunction

ψ(r) = N exp (-br^2 / 2). Calculate the value of b that gives the best energy and calculate this energy.

2. Relevant equations

Radial part of ∇^2 = 1/r2 (∂/∂r) (r^2 ∂/∂r)

3. The attempt at a solution

I am not sure what best energy is supposed to imply.

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# Three dimensional oscillator

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