Eigenfunction and Eigenvalue of momentum operator


by icejipo
Tags: eigenfunction, eigenvalue, momentum, operator
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Find all eigenfunction of momentum operator in x(px=h/i*d/dx) and their eigenvalues.

2. Relevant equations
operator*eigenfunction=eigenvalue*eigenfunction
Operator=px

3. The attempt at a solution

I really dont have any clues

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Find all eigenfunction of momentum operator in x(px=h/i*d/dx) and their eigenvalues.
Hi icejipo! Welcome to PF!

(have a lamda: λ )

Hint: for an eigenfunction, you need to solve the equation (h/i)dy/dx = λy, for any constant λ.


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