52 0 obj endstream endobj endstream This is a simple example of applying ﬁrst order perturbation theory to the harmonic oscillator. 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PERTURBATION THEORY Example A well-known example of degenerate perturbation theory is the Stark eﬀect, i.e. endobj 0000008893 00000 n endstream First order To the order of λ, we have H0 ψn1 + H ' ψn0 = En0 ψn1 + En1 ψn0 (2.19) Here, we first compute the energy correction En1. endobj x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����ih������ �~V 2.2.6. x��;�0D{�bK(�/�T @��_ �%q�Ėw#�퉛���℺0�Gh0�1��4� ��(V��P6�,T�BY �{i���-���6�8�jf&�����|?�O|�!�u���ێO@��1G:*�q�H�/GR�b٢bL#�]/�V�˹Hݜ���6; Michael Fowler (This note addresses problem 5.12 in Sakurai, taken from problem 7.4 in Schiff. 17 0 obj <>stream The bound state energy in such a well is <>stream Here we have H 0 = S z and V = S x, so that H= S z+ S endobj x�+� � | x�+� � | endstream H = p2 2m + kt() x2 2 ... First-order perturbation theory won’t allow transitions to n =1, only n =0 and n =2 . <>>>/BBox[0 0 612 792]/Length 164>>stream x�+� � | 0000005628 00000 n Using the Schrodinger equation and the Hamiltonian with an adjustable perturbation parameter lambda, we can derive expressions for each order of perturbation theory. The earliest use of what would now be called perturbation theory was to deal with the otherwise unsolvable mathematical problems of celestial mechanics: for example the orbit of the Moon, which moves noticeably differently from a simple Keplerian ellipse because of the competing gravitation of the Earth and the Sun. <>>>/BBox[0 0 612 792]/Length 164>>stream x��;�0D{�bK(�/�T @��_ �%q�Ėw#�퉛���℺0�Gh0�1��4� ��(V��P6�,T�BY �{i���-���6�8�jf&�����|?�O|�!�u���ێO@��1G:*�q�H�/GR�b٢bL#�]/�V�˹Hݜ���6; endobj x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����ih������ ��\ x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����i������ yw* 47 0 obj endstream Time-dependent perturbation theory So far, we have focused on quantum mechanics of systems described by Hamiltonians that are time-independent. 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Perturbation theory is applicable if the problem at hand cannot be solved exactly, but can be formulated by adding a "small" … <>>>/BBox[0 0 612 792]/Length 164>>stream endobj trailer endobj 0000013639 00000 n endobj <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/Font<>>>/Length 289/BBox[0 0 612 792]>>stream endobj A very good treatment of perturbation theory is in Sakurai’s book –J.J. 54 0 obj 0000009029 00000 n endobj 0000003352 00000 n endobj 56 0 obj 58 0 obj endstream 0000102063 00000 n endstream Let’s subject a harmonic oscillator to a Gaussian compression pulse, which increases the frequency of the h.o. endstream 0000048440 00000 n <>stream <>stream x��;�0D{�bK(�/�T @��_ �%q�Ėw#�퉛���℺0�Gh0�1��4� ��(V��P6�,T�BY �{i���-���6�8�jf&�����|?�O|�!�u���ێO@��1G:*�q�H�/GR�b٢bL#�]/�V�˹Hݜ���6; endobj endobj 20 0 obj endobj A first-order solution consists of finding the first two terms … The first order perturbation theory energy correction to the particle in a box wavefunctions for the particle in a slanted box adds half the slant height to each energy level. 15 0 obj 0000000016 00000 n 0000087136 00000 n x�+� � | endstream First-order theory Second-order theory Example 1 Find the rst-order corrections to the energy of a particle in a in nite square well if the \ oor" of the well is raised by an constant value V 0. 11 0 obj endobj endstream endstream x��;�0D{�bK(�/�T @��_ �%q�Ėw#�퉛���℺0�Gh0�1��4� ��(V��P6�,T�BY �{i���-���6�8�jf&�����|?�O|�!�u���ێO@��1G:*�q�H�/GR�b٢bL#�]/�V�˹Hݜ���6; endobj 37 0 obj : 0 n(x) = r 2 a sin nˇ a x Perturbation Hamiltonian: H0= V 0 First-order correction: E1 n = h 0 njV 0j 0 ni= V 0h 0 nj 0 ni= V)corrected energy levels: E nˇE 0 + V 0 To see that the Ground State in a E-field, the Stark Effect nth order in... 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