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I De Broglie question

  1. Jun 2, 2016 #1
    Just a quick question (although there is a followup depending on the answer). In the formula ##E=\hbar \omega##, is E only kinetic energy or the total mechanical energy (kinetic energy plus potential energy). Thanks!
     
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  3. Jun 2, 2016 #2

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    The Hamiltonian is kinetic + potential energy
     
  4. Jun 2, 2016 #3
    I know that, I'm asking about the E in the equation ##E=\hbar \omega##.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2016 #4
    It is the total energy
     
  6. Jun 2, 2016 #5

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    Well, out with it :smile: !
     
  7. Jun 2, 2016 #6
    As I said, depending on the answer. If it was just the kinetic energy, I would have been confused about something, but apparently I was right to be confused because it is the total energy.
     
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