A particular numerical method is discussed for solving the Hill–Wheeler equation, which is an integral equation that arises in the generator coordinate method analysis of problems in nuclear physics. The method is applicable to scattering problems with finite range potentials and exploits prior knowledge of the asymptotic form of the solution to convert the Hill–Wheeler equation into a Fredholm integral equation of the first kind. The resulting Fredholm equation is ill‐posed, which often results in numerically unstable solutions. The method of regularization is used to produce numerically stable, approximate solutions. Optimizing the choice of regularization parameter is discussed and calculations are presented for an example problem.

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