To find the expected value of Q(x,p) we evaluate [itex]<\psi|Q(x,-i\hbar \frac{\partial }{\partial x})|\psi>[/itex]. But what do you do if you want to find, say, <p^(3/2)>. How do you raise the derivative operator to the three-halves?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Expected value of Q(x,p)

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