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Failed to validate the raising operator

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I tried to validate the ladder operator, but the raising operator returns nothing, as shown below:

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Attached is the test notebook.

Any hints for this problem will be highly appreciated.

Regards,
HZ

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POSTED BY: Hongyi Zhao

You are applying the raising operator to the maximal state of angular momentum. Perhaps that is the reason you are not getting the eigenvalue.

In fact, applying the lRaising to the minimal state with the eigenvalue -l:

In[107]:=Solve[Simplify[Lz[(x - I y)^l] == eigenvalue (x - I y)^l],eigenvalue][[1]]
         Solve[Simplify[L2[(x - I y)^l] == eigenvalue (x - I y)^l],eigenvalue][[1]]

Out[107]= {eigenvalue -> -l \[HBar]}
Out[108]= {eigenvalue -> l (1 + l) \[HBar]^2}

does increase the eigenvalue to -l+1:

In[109]:=Solve[Simplify[Lz[lRaising[(x - I y)^l]] == eigenvalue lRaising[(x - I y)^l]],eigenvalue][[1]]
         Solve[Simplify[L2[lRaising[(x - I y)^l]] == eigenvalue lRaising[(x - I y)^l]],eigenvalue][[1]]

Out[109]= {eigenvalue -> -((-1 + l) \[HBar])}
Out[110]= {eigenvalue -> l (1 + l) \[HBar]^2}
POSTED BY: Adiba Shaikh
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