## Sunday, March 13, 2011

### Mastering Physics: Normalizing the Wave Functions for the Harmonic Oscillator

The wave function for the ground state of the harmonic oscillator is
,
where is an arbitrary constant, is Planck's constant divided by , is the mass of the particle, , and is the "spring constant" for the harmonic oscillator.

Part A Normalize this wave function. What is the (positive) value of once this wave function is normalized? You will need the formula .