16 Bound states in 3-D
16.1 Central potentials
In this chapter we will consider the stationary states of a particle of mass μ moving in three dimensions. (As we discussed in Section 14.2, this may in fact represent a relative position degree of freedom of a system of two or more particles, in which case μ is the reduced mass.) For a stationary state with energy E, the wave function ψ() must satisfy
We wish to find the possible ...