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## Homework Statement

Normalize the wave function [itex]Are^{-r/\alpha}[/itex] from [itex]r=0[/itex] to [itex]r=\infty[/itex] where [itex]A[/itex] and [itex]\alpha[/itex] are constants.

## The Attempt at a Solution

Beware, this is my first actual normalization problem! This thread could turn out to be pointless!

I started by integrating the function given from r=0 to r=infinity with respect to r. I then set this value equal to 1. This is what I got:

[itex]A\alpha^2=1[/itex]

I'm just not sure if this is right because in all the example problems in class he actually solved for the variables.. Whereas in this one, I have two variables and only one equation so I'm unable to solve for the variables.. Is this solution right? Do I just say that A times alpha squared must be equal to 1 and leave it at that?