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Problem 13.4: The relationship between n and l and the number of zero crossings

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Energy eigenfunctions for an electron in an idealized hydrogen atom (Coulomb potential) are shown up to n = 3. What is the relationship between the integers n and l and the number of zero crossings of the energy eigenfunction?

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