# Hydrogenic Atom Wave Functions

### Introduction

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This lab examines the properties of the wave functions for hydrogenic
atoms. The top graphs are the wave functions generated by solutions
of the polar and radial
equations. The polar solutions used here are the unnormalized associated
Legendre polynomials, P_{lm}(q,f). Note that the x and z coordinates range from -1 to +1.
The radial solutions used here are the associated Laguerre polynomials scaled with a_{0} = 1.
The graph in the lower
left corner is a plot corresponding to the product of the upper two graphs.
Ignore the color for the time being.

The Physlets contained in this exercise package were written by Cabell Fisher, Jim
Nolen, and Wolfgang Christian .
This lab was prepared by Dan
Boye.