An inequality is derived which gives an upper bound of the number of bound states in the l-th partial wave (l = 0, 1,…) of the two-body Schrödinger equation with a spherically symmetric potential function in the n-dimensional space (n = 1, 2,…). This is a generalization of Bargmann’s inequality for the case n = 3. The generalization is straightforward for the case n ≥ 1 with n = 2 and l ≥ 0 with n ≥ 3. After a mathematically rigorous justification of his heuristic argument, Schwinger’s method in his simple proof of Bargmann’s inequality is employed here. Newton’s result for the case l = –1/2, n = 3, which is equivalent to the case l = 0, n = 2, is reobtained.
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Noriaki Seto, Bargmann's Inequalities In Spaces of Arbitrary Dimension. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 9 (1973), no. 2, pp. 429–461DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/1195192566