The Hydrogen Atom

  • Jochen PadeEmail author
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


The hydrogen atom is a concrete example of the general case of a two-body problem, in which two interacting bodies are considered without any external forces. The total energy of this system is composed of the kinetic energies of the two bodies and their potential energy, i.e. the energy of interaction V between them:
$$\begin{aligned} E=E_\mathrm{kin}+E_\mathrm{pot}=\frac{{\mathbf {p}}_{1}^{2}}{2m_{1}}+\frac{{\mathbf {p}}_{2}^{2} }{2m_{2}}+V. \end{aligned}$$

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für PhysikUniversität OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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