(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Show the three components of angular momentum: L_x, L_y and L_z commute with nabla^2 and r^2 = x^2 + y^2 = z^2

2. Relevant equations

[A, B] = AB - BA

For example:

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[L_x, \nabla^2] = L_x \nabla^2 - \nabla^2 L_x

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3. The attempt at a solution

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L_x \nabla^2 = -i\hbar(y\frac{\partial}{\partial z} \nabla^2 - z \frac{\partial}{\partial y}\nabla^2)

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\nabla^2 L_x = -i\hbar\nabla^2(y\frac{\partial}{\partial z} - z \frac{\partial}{\partial y})

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How can I simplify these?

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# Homework Help: Commutators of angular momentum

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