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Free Particle Motion in Three Dimensions

  • Siegmund Brandt
  • Hans Dieter Dahmen

Abstract

Description of the three-dimensional motion of a free particle of sharp momentum by a harmonic plane wave. Schrödinger equation of free motion in three dimensions. Gaussian wave packet. Angular momentum. Spherical harmonics as eigenfunctions of angular momentum. Radial Schrödinger equation of free motion. Spherical Bessel functions. Partial wave decomposition of plane wave and Gaussian wave packet.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Siegmund Brandt
    • 1
  • Hans Dieter Dahmen
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentSiegen UniversitySiegenGermany

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