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I would like to get only the first order terms in h-bar, but I am not sure how to go about this...
I used j=0 for the first term, but since j can only be an integer, (based on the physical situation) I'm not sure what to do about the second term. Help!
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I would like to get only the first order terms in h-bar, but I am not sure how to go about this...
I used j=0 for the first term, but since j can only be an integer, (based on the physical situation) I'm not sure what to do about the second term. Help!
When you say 'first order terms', which variable's order are you referring to? Is it h?
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Yes, h sorry, not h-bar!
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Yes, h sorry, not h-bar!
Ok so at leading order your equation reduces to

-\dfrac{i \hslash}{2m} S_0''(x) + \dfrac{1}{2m} [S_0'(x)]^2 + V(x) + E = 0

At order h we have;

-\dfrac{i \hslash}{2m} S_1''(x) + \dfrac{1}{m} [S_0'(x)S_1'(x)] = 0
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Ok so at leading order your equation reduces to

-\dfrac{i \hslash}{2m} S_0''(x) + \dfrac{1}{2m} [S_0'(x)]^2 + V(x) + E = 0

At order h we have;

-\dfrac{i \hslash}{2m} S_1''(x) + \dfrac{1}{m} [S_0'(x)S_1'(x)] = 0
Yes, I got the same for the zero-th order, but for the first order, how do you get this term:
 \dfrac{1}{m} [S_0'(x)S_1'(x)] = 0
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Yes, I got the same for the zero-th order, but for the first order, how do you get this term:
 \dfrac{1}{m} [S_0'(x)S_1'(x)] = 0
It's because of the squaring.

You are multiplying two brackets;

(S_0' + h S_1' + h^2 S_2' + \ldots)(S_0' + h S_1' + h^2 S_2' + \ldots)

The overall coefficient of h term will come in when we either:

-- Take hS_1' from first bracket and multiply it by S_0' in second bracket.
-- Take S_0 from first bracket and multiply it by hS_1' in second bracket.

Thus, this squared sum at order h is simply hS_1' \cdot S_0' + S_0' \cdot hS_1' i.e. 2hS_0'S_1'
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It's because of the squaring.

You are multiplying two brackets;

(S_0' + h S_1' + h^2 S_2' + \ldots)(S_0' + h S_1' + h^2 S_2' + \ldots)

The overall coefficient of h term will come in when we either:

-- Take hS_1' from first bracket and multiply it by S_0' in second bracket.
-- Take S_0 from first bracket and multiply it by hS_1' in second bracket.

Thus, this squared sum at order h is simply hS_1' \cdot S_0' + S_0' \cdot hS_1' i.e. 2hS_0'S_1'
Ohhh, that makes so much more sense thanks! I kept thinking of the second sum as being h^{2j} which confused me.
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Ohhh, that makes so much more sense thanks! I kept thinking of the second sum as being h^{2j} which confused me.
Oh no, rookie error!

\displaystyle \bigg( \sum_{j} a_j \bigg)^2 \neq \bigg( \sum_{j} a_j ^2\bigg)

otherwise we would say (x+y)^2 = x^2 + y^2 !
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