4. The Schrodinger equation of the hydrogen atom

Schrodinger had discovered the equation, named after him, that describes the structure of matter. It is a differential equation that determines the time evolution of the Hamiltonian representing a physical system.
Although it is not an easy task the Schrodinger equation of the hydrogen atom can be rogorously solved, following the steps described below.

The treatment of the hydrogen atom in the framework of the Schrodinger equation yields understanding of two important issues related to the quantum states:

Some advanced topics on the spectrum of the hydrogen atom

Last change: 1 November 2001