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#### jeffreyH

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##### Solving the Schrodinger equation
« on: 21/06/2015 12:41:55 »
This is really not a new theory but the following site does show a step by step solution for the hydrogen atom for anyone interested.

http://users.aber.ac.uk/ruw/teach/237/hatom.php

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##### Re: Solving the Schrodinger equation
« Reply #1 on: 21/06/2015 13:27:11 »
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This is really not a new theory but the following site does show a step by step solution for the hydrogen atom for anyone interested.

http://users.aber.ac.uk/ruw/teach/237/hatom.php
Very nice. Thanks Jeff. Take a look at http://users.aber.ac.uk/ruw/teach/237/shape.php and study the n = 1, l = 0 state. Notice that the probability density of finding an electron is not zero at r = 0. I suspect that this just might aid in electron capture.

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##### Re: Solving the Schrodinger equation
« Reply #2 on: 21/06/2015 15:28:25 »
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This is really not a new theory but the following site does show a step by step solution for the hydrogen atom for anyone interested.

http://users.aber.ac.uk/ruw/teach/237/hatom.php
Very nice. Thanks Jeff. Take a look at http://users.aber.ac.uk/ruw/teach/237/shape.php and study the n = 1, l = 0 state. Notice that the probability density of finding an electron is not zero at r = 0. I suspect that this just might aid in electron capture.

Thanks Pete. That is interesting. I am just ordering a particle physics book. I'll let you know how I get on with it.

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##### Re: Solving the Schrodinger equation
« Reply #3 on: 21/06/2015 16:28:44 »
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Thanks Pete. That is interesting. I am just ordering a particle physics book. I'll let you know how I get on with it.
Which one are you getting? I recommend the one by David Griffiths.

May I ask why you're getting such a book right now? You really need to have a solid basis in quantum mechanics before undertaking such a book. Also, don't forget that you can get such books online and for free at http://bookos-z1.org/

If you don't mind some unsolicited advice I suggest you start from scratch and go from there. Learn in the following order;

1) Classical Mechanics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/911552/4e2e99
2) Electrodynamics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/855303/857efd
3) Thermal Physics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/2182988/f2faa9
4) Mathematical Methods of Physics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/446194/110f1b
5) Quantum Mechanics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/2031469/90ac0b

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##### Re: Solving the Schrodinger equation
« Reply #4 on: 21/06/2015 16:53:33 »
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Thanks Pete. That is interesting. I am just ordering a particle physics book. I'll let you know how I get on with it.
Which one are you getting? I recommend the one by David Griffiths.

May I ask why you're getting such a book right now? You really need to have a solid basis in quantum mechanics before undertaking such a book. Also, don't forget that you can get such books online and for free at http://bookos-z1.org/

If you don't mind some unsolicited advice I suggest you start from scratch and go from there. Learn in the following order;

1) Classical Mechanics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/911552/4e2e99
2) Electrodynamics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/855303/857efd
3) Thermal Physics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/2182988/f2faa9
4) Mathematical Methods of Physics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/446194/110f1b
5) Quantum Mechanics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/2031469/90ac0b

It is the Griffiths book I am getting. I will also have a look at the other texts you suggest.

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##### Re: Solving the Schrodinger equation
« Reply #5 on: 21/06/2015 17:07:16 »
Quote from: jeffreyH
Thanks Pete. That is interesting. I am just ordering a particle physics book. I'll let you know how I get on with it.
Which one are you getting? I recommend the one by David Griffiths.

May I ask why you're getting such a book right now? You really need to have a solid basis in quantum mechanics before undertaking such a book. Also, don't forget that you can get such books online and for free at http://bookos-z1.org/

If you don't mind some unsolicited advice I suggest you start from scratch and go from there. Learn in the following order;

1) Classical Mechanics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/911552/4e2e99
2) Electrodynamics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/855303/857efd
3) Thermal Physics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/2182988/f2faa9
4) Mathematical Methods of Physics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/446194/110f1b
5) Quantum Mechanics - http://bookos-z1.org/book/2031469/90ac0b

It is the Griffiths book I am getting. I will also have a look at the other texts you suggest.
If you haven't taken a course in quantum mechanics yet then you'll never understand Griffiths text.

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##### Re: Solving the Schrodinger equation
« Reply #5 on: 21/06/2015 17:07:16 »