The equation for the Hamiltonian is H = T + V. Can someone explain how you can use this to get this equation for a free particle:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[tex]i\hbar|\psi'> = H|\psi> = P^2/(2m)|\psi>[/tex]

The first part is obviously Schrodinger's equation but how do you get H = P^2/2m?

Go to page 151 at the site below if you do not understand this question.

http://books.google.com/books?id=2z...sig=nQ9UgEufWOeqXgJdtGEylDqK7ok#PRA1-PA151,M1

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# How does one develop a Hamiltonian for a free particle?

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