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Hamiltonian Kinetic Energy Operator 
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Dec1212, 02:20 AM

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In the QM Hamiltonian, I keep seeing hbar/2m instead of p/2m for the kinetic energy term. Hbar is not equivalent to momentum. What am I missing here?



#2
Dec1212, 05:13 AM

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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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