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Hamiltonian Kinetic Energy Operator

by DiracPool
Tags: energy, hamiltonian, kinetic, operator
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DiracPool
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Dec12-12, 02:20 AM
P: 573
In the QM Hamiltonian, I keep seeing h-bar/2m instead of p/2m for the kinetic energy term. H-bar is not equivalent to momentum. What am I missing here?
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DiracPool
#2
Dec12-12, 05:13 AM
P: 573
Actually, gang, I did a little more fishing and came across the answer to my question. For anyone that's interested, here's the link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_energy

Look under this section: Kinetic energy in quantum mechanics


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