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My question is about variable separation applied in the solution of general time-independent Schrodinger equation, expressed with spherical coordinates as:

[itex] \hat{H} \psi (r,\theta,\phi) = E \psi (r,\theta,\phi)[/itex]

Is it always possible (theoretically) to seek a solution such as:

[itex] \psi (r,\theta,\phi) = R(r) . \Theta(\theta).\Phi(\phi)[/itex]

Thank you everybody.

Konte

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# Variable separation - Schrödinger equation

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