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Old 09-26-07, 06:48 AM
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Identify and solve this equation and get Kudos!

First, ID the equation......

p--->p/2M+1/2 kx ----> HΨ=EΨ

There are 2 middle steps as checks to confirm the Hamiltonian operator, find them.
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Old 09-26-07, 06:51 AM
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Are you trying to get us to do your homework?
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Old 09-26-07, 06:52 AM
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Wrong forum! I meant to post this in FOO! It's an ongoing thing there whoops!

By the way, re the question about homework? I'm a Psych major, not a physics major It is NOT homework, I can guarantee this.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
First, ID the equation......

p--->p/2M+1/2 kx ----> HΨ=EΨ

There are 2 middle steps as checks to confirm the Hamiltonian operator, find them.
Ooh! that reminds me: I have to go check on my cat!
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Old 09-26-07, 07:43 AM
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productivity ---> perimeter squared/2 males + 1/2 the kingdom's crop subsidy (squared) ----> Human farmers = Elven farmers.
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I haven't studied harmonic oscillators in quantum mechanics in a long time. If ever.

Did you find the cat, or did that ruin the experiment?

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Old 09-26-07, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by dipy911 View Post
I haven't studied harmonic oscillators in quantum mechanics in a long time. If ever.

Did you find the cat, or did that ruin the experiment?

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Old 09-26-07, 08:38 AM
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Now all we need is to have someone post the checks on the Hamiltonian Operator
HΨ=EΨ
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Old 09-26-07, 08:43 AM
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Ooh! that reminds me: I have to go check on my cat!
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Well, just off the top of my head, the 1/2kx^2 term is the potential energy stored in a spring.

So obviously, the units are ft*lbf.

Sorry, it doesn't look familiar otherwise. Is p momentum or a force? Is M mass? I'm too tired to do a unit balance.

What is amazing is that equations that govern one phenomeneon are also valid for a completely different one. For example, the equations that predict the slope of the surface of a soap bubble over an opening under pressure are the same as those that predict the stress of a non-circular bar in torsion, if the shape of the bar is the same as the opening the soap bubble is on. Whew!

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Your search - p--->p/2M+1/2 kx ----> HΨ=EΨ - did not match any documents.
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I think p is momentum, and if I remember correctly, P=MV
Is this solving for p after some event has occurred? M is probably mass
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Whose Hamiltonian and why is he operating?
What's he cutting out?
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Whose Hamiltonian ...?
Probably Hamilton's, yes? Since it's named after him.
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Hint: Think Schrodinger's Cat.
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=MV

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Hint: Think Schrdinger's Cat.
Fixed. Darn lazy Americans...
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Fixed. Darn lazy Americans...
Not lazy, no umluk
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Not lazy, no umluk
ALT-0246 =>

Doesn't everyone know this?
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Originally Posted by gcl8a View Post
ALT-0246 =>

Doesn't everyone know this?
I didn't before, but I do now!
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In addition:

ALT 132 =
ALT 148 =
ALT 129 =

Now our German is jammin!

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or just ALT + CTRL + DEL
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