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

Take the Schrodinger equation for a point particle in a field:

[tex] i\hbar \frac{\partial \Psi}{\partial t} = \frac{1}{2m}(-i\hbar\nabla - q\vec{A})^2\Psi + q\phi\Psi [/tex]

I'm supposed to determine what the transformation for Psi is that corresponds to the gauge transformation [itex] A\rightarrow A +\nabla F [/itex] and [itex] \phi \rightarrow \phi - \frac{\partial F}{\partial t} [/itex]

3. The attempt at a solution

I know what the transformation should be, since these transformations are actually derived the other way around in most textbooks, but I have no idea how to work from these transformations to get the necessary operator for [itex] \Psi \rightarrow \Psi\prime [/itex].

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# Homework Help: Deriving the needed wavefunction transformation for gauge symmetry?

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