De Broglie question

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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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The Hamiltonian is kinetic + potential energy
 
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The Hamiltonian is kinetic + potential energy
I know that, I'm asking about the E in the equation ##E=\hbar \omega##.
 
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It is the total energy
 
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although there is a followup depending on the answer
Well, out with it :smile: !
 
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Well, out with it :smile: !
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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