## Normalization of the Radial Term

Key to normalizing the radial term is the normalization of the Laguerre Polynomials. This task will not be as facile as was normalization for the Legendre Polynomials.

Given that , we note the following:

 (4.18)

In the same way, we find that:
 (4.19)

One final note is to demonstrate the following for one case and assume the rest of the cases by assumed induction:
 ? Generally:

Putting the above three results into place, we find that:

 (4.20)

We can derive another important and useful identity as follows:
 (4.21)

But we are using associated Laguerre Polynomials, so we need to extend these identities. We will not work out the details, but taking the derivatives of the previous identities gives us the associated identities:
 (4.22)

The solution we found for the radial equation took the form . The normalization equation for this formulation gives:
 (4.23)

Applying integration by parts n times, cycling up on the left derivative and down on the right Laguerre, using the derivative formula above, we land at:

 (4.24)

 (4.25)

From the identity, we have:

 (4.26)

When we plug this into the integral to wash away the x, all terms integrate to zero except , and our integral becomes:

 (4.27)

With , and a integration by parts performed on the remaining integral (cycling down the so that the values cancel, we get:
 (4.28)

Now when we adjust this representation for our own, i.e. and , the normalization constant becomes . Incorporating the fact that we must convert , this calls upon an additional normalization factor of