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Unformatted text preview: Harmonic Oscillator Energy levels of a quantum mechanical Harmonic Oscillator The wavefunctions of a harmonic oscillator are given by the product of a Gaussian function and a Hermite polynomial Wavefunctions Probability Densities Energy levels are evenly spaced [ D E does NOT depend on n] –Energy increases linearly with n Properties of the wavefunctions of a harmonic oscillator Vibrational levels of a diatomic molecule Allowed transitions Frequency of absorbed radiation Infrared region for diatomic molecules ~ 10 3 cm 1...
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 Fall '09
 Mccurdy
 Atom, Energy, Fundamental physics concepts

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