Harmonic Oscillator

  • Shi-Hai Dong


It is well known that the quantum harmonic oscillator is analog of the classical harmonic oscillator. It is one of the most important model systems in quantum mechanics. Even though the linear harmonic oscillator may represent rather non-elementary objects like a solid and a molecule, it provides a window into the most elementary structure of the physical world. In this Chapter, we shall study its exact solutions in arbitrary dimensions, the recurrence relations for the radial wavefunction, the realization of dynamic algebra su(1,1) and the pseudoharmonic oscillator.


Harmonic Oscillator Recurrence Relation Quantum Harmonic Oscillator Confluent Hypergeometric Function Ladder Operator 
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  1. 1.Escuela Superior de Física y Matemáticas, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López MateosInstituto Politécnico NacionalMexico DFMexico

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