Hamiltonian Kinetic Energy Operator

by DiracPool
Tags: energy, hamiltonian, kinetic, operator
DiracPool is offline
Dec12-12, 02:20 AM
P: 492
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?
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
Physicists design quantum switches which can be activated by single photons
'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning
Higher-order nonlinear optical processes observed using the SACLA X-ray free-electron laser
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

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Commutator of density operator with kinetic energy operator Advanced Physics Homework 0
Difference between Hamiltonian operator and Total energy operator? Quantum Physics 4
Is Hamiltonian operator a Hermitian operator? Quantum Physics 4
A question about solving the energy eigenvalue of a given Hamiltonian operator Quantum Physics 4
(Kinetic Energy) Operator as a Matrix Advanced Physics Homework 4