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Use first-order perturbation theory to calculate the first-order correction to the ground state energy of a quartic oscillator whose potential energy...

  1. Use first-order perturbation theory to calculate the first-order correction to the ground state energy of a quartic oscillator whose potential energy is In this case, use a harmonic oscillator as the unperturbed system. What is the perturbing potential?(The ground state wavefunction for a harmonic oscillator is given as .)
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