Form of a Plane wave?

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Homework Statement


The psi function for a free particle is e^(i(kx-wt))

But does it satisfy the SE?

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The Attempt at a Solution


I get w=hk^2/(4(pi)m) when plugged into the SE

but does w really equal that?
 

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E=hbar w = hbar^2 k^2 / 2m
 
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quasar987
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w = hbar^2 k^2 / 2m
There's one hbar too many in there, no?
 
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