This equation is a subcase of Equation 13. "Schrödinger equation for a one dimensional particle" with $V(x)=x_{2}$.

We get the time-independent Schrödinger equation by substituting this $V$ into Equation 14. "time-independent Schrödinger equation for a one dimensional particle":

$[−2mℏ ∂x∂_{2} +x_{2}]ψ=Eψ(x)$

Now, there are two ways to go about this.

The first is the stupid "here's a guess" + "hey this family of solutions forms a complete bases"! This is exactly how we solved the problem at Section "Solving partial differential equations with the Fourier series", except that now the complete basis are the Hermite functions.

The second is the much celebrated ladder operator method.

## Ancestors

## Incoming links

- Complete basis
- Hermite polynomials
- Lecture 4
- Schrödinger picture
- Schrödinger picture example: quantum harmonic oscillator
- Solving the Schrodinger equation with the time-independent Schrödinger equation
- The wave equation can be seen as infinitely many infinitesimal coupled oscillators
- Time-independent Schrödinger equation