Take the 2-minute tour ×
Mathematics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to ask how to solve the equation $$-\frac{{\hbar}^{2}}{2m}\frac{\partial}{\partial_{r}^{2}}u(r)=(E-\frac{1}{2}Kr^{2})u(r)$$ with $K$ being a constant.

share|improve this question
I admit this problem is really intro level... –  Kerry Mar 18 '11 at 5:28
fisica.net/quantica/quantum_harmonic_oscillator_lecture.pdf I found that pdf by a quick search. I think that pdf gives a pretty good answer from a physics perspective. –  svenkatr Mar 18 '11 at 5:44
Thanks! This is very helpful. –  Kerry Mar 18 '11 at 6:28
add comment

migrated from physics.stackexchange.com Mar 18 '11 at 5:26

This question came from our site for active researchers, academics and students of physics.

Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.