[coupled harmonic oscillators] old thread- need elaboration

  1. jcsd
  2. mfb

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: old thread- need elaboration

    Did you try the proposed rotation?

    ##x'=\cos(\alpha)x + \sin(\alpha)y##, ##y'=-\sin(\alpha)x + \cos(\alpha)y##

    Where α has to be determined to uncouple the Hamiltonian.
     
  3. Re: old thread- need elaboration

    Yes i tried but I am still getting xy term
     
  4. mfb

    Staff: Mentor

    You could show your work here, this would help to find the error.
     
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