Unformatted text preview: (9.1) hy is there no linear term? For small enough the quadratic term dominates, and we can ignore other terms. Such situations occur in many physical problems, and make the harmonic oscillator such an important problem. As explained in our first discussion of harmonic oscillators, we scale to dimensionless variables (``pure numbers'') (9.2) In these new variables the Schrödinger equation becomes (9.3)...
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 Fall '10
 DavidJudd
 Physics, Taylor Series, Analytic function, harmonic oscillators

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