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Integrating the Expectation Value

  1. Oct 3, 2012 #1
    I am asked a problem where I'm supposed to integrate the expectation value of a dynamic variable (operator) to solve a differential equation. OK, is the expectation value supposed to be a variable?

    But it seems to me like its a definite integral over allspace and thus is a number. So integrating it would just be like integrating a constant.

    What does this operation of integrating the expectation value of an operator even mean conceptually?
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  3. Oct 3, 2012 #2


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    You should write down the problem and the equations; it's not clear for me what you are talking about.
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