A New Framework for the Determination of the Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions of the Quantum Harmonic Oscillator

  •  Francis T. Oduro    
  •  Amos Odoom    


This study was designed to obtain the energy eigenvalues and the corresponding Eigenfunctions of the Quantum Harmonic oscillator through an alternative approach. Starting with an appropriate family of solutions to a relevant linear di erential equation, we recover the Schr¨odinger Equation together with its eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the Quantum Harmonic Oscillator via the use of Gram Schmidt orthogonalization process in the usual Hilbert space. Significantly, it was found that there exists two separate sequences arising from the Gram Schmidt Orthogonalization process; one in respect of the even eigenfunctions and the other in respect of the odd eigenfunctions.

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