the de Broglie wave has the form: [tex]/psi = e^{i(px-Et)/ \hbar}[/tex](adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1. I am asked the direction of this wave. To me, as t increases, the x has to increase as well to keep a constant function on the left hand side so I believe that the direction of this wavelangth is heading towards the positive end.

2. I am to find:

[tex]F(x,t)=-\frac{\delta ^2 \phi}{\delta x^2}[/tex]

and

[tex]G(x,t)=i\frac{\delta \phi}{\delta t}[/tex]

i'm not too good with partial derivatives since I just learned them a week ago, please correct me if I am wrong.

x and t dont depend on each other while E and p are fixed energy and momentum:

first partial derivative:

[tex]F=\frac{ip}{ \hbar} e^{i(px-Et)/ \hbar}[/tex]

second:

[tex]F=-\frac{p^2}{ \hbar ^2} e^{i(px-Et)/ \hbar}[/tex]

[tex]F(x,t)=\frac{p^2}{ \hbar ^2} e^{i(px-Et)/ \hbar}[/tex]

first partial derivative:

[tex]G=-\frac{iE}{\hbar} e^{i(px-Et)/ \hbar}[/tex]

[tex]G(x,t)=\frac{E}{\hbar} e^{i(px-Et)/ \hbar}[/tex]

have I done this correctly?

then I am to evaluate F/G knowing that E=p^2/2m

I get [tex]\frac{F}{G}=\frac{2m}{\hbar}[/tex]?

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# Homework Help: De Broglie waves

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