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Help with electron evolution governed by Hamiltonian

  1. May 22, 2013 #1
    help with electron evolution governed by Hamiltonian ,,,

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    an electron evolution governed by Hamiltonian H=(p^2) /2m +(1/(4Piε))* (e^2)/(r1-r2) give an energy approximation and whats the physical interpretation of the such a Hamiltonian
    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solutioncant really think of something, any hints how to start ?! got an exam on the topic tomorrow
     
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  3. May 23, 2013 #2

    DEvens

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    So what do the parts of a Hamiltonian represent? Hint, in classical physics one is the kinetic energy and one is the potential energy. So what are they here? And what would that mean as far as the potential?
     
  4. May 23, 2013 #3
    I would guess it should the energy needed to ionize the atom which is probably -13.6ev,
     
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