Hamiltonian Kinetic Energy Operator

by DiracPool
Tags: energy, hamiltonian, kinetic, operator
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Dec12-12, 02:20 AM
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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 is offline
Dec12-12, 05:13 AM
P: 492
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.


Look under this section: Kinetic energy in quantum mechanics

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