The Importance of being Inverse-square

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 895)


We saw in Chapter  3 that the motion of a particle in the attractive (1/r) potential has several peculiar features. This potential arises both in the case of planetary motion (the Kepler problem) as well as in the study of atomic systems like the hydrogen atom (the Coulomb problem).


Commutation Relation Coulomb Potential Energy Eigenvalue Scatter Cross Section Radial Part 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
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  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPuneIndia

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