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Unformatted text preview: ( x ) = exp (  x  ) , use the variational method to estimate the ground state energy of the system.[Hint: with this wave function (which has a discontinuity in its f rst derivative) it is useful to compute the kinetic energy using the positive de f nite form h P 2 i = R dx   2 obtained through an integration by parts of the usual expression.) How close is your answer to the exact result? 3. A particle is con f ned by a spherically symmetric potential V ( r ) = r where is a positive constant. Estimate the ground state energy of this system....
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2010 for the course PHYSICS ph 463 taught by Professor Paule. during the Fall '10 term at Missouri S&T.
 Fall '10
 PaulE.
 mechanics, Energy, Mass, Work

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