A classical harmonic oscillator follows a smooth, sinusoidal path of oscillation. Since on a quantum level energy levels are discrete, does a quantum harmonic oscillator actually oscillate in the everyday sense?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# How does a quantum harmonic oscillator oscillate?

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