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## Homework Statement

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

But does it satisfy the SE?

## Homework Equations

SE

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

But does it satisfy the SE?

SE

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

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