Solving the Radial Equation Lecture (45 minutes)

Central Forces Notes Section 28-30

  • This lecture should focus on deriving the factors that multiply the polynomial $H(r)$ to enforce the boundary conditions at $r=0$ and $r=\infty$.
  • Since students have just recently solved the $\theta$ equation in class using the series solution method, we typically have them complete the series solution for the polynomial $H(r)$ for homework. If the homework is timed correctly, this result can just be quoted at an appropriate moment in the lecture.

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