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Landau quantization of cyclotron orbit

  1. Nov 10, 2011 #1
    I don't know what the speed of light c is doing in the Hamiltonian for the Landau quantization. The term doesn't have dimensions of momentum anymore. :confused:

    [itex]\hat{H}=\dfrac{\hat{p}^2_x}{2m}+\dfrac{1}{2m}\left(\hat{p}_y-\dfrac{q|\vec{B}|}{c}\hat{x}\right)^2[/itex]


    Any ideas?

    thanks.
     
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  3. Nov 10, 2011 #2

    Cthugha

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    This is the Hamiltonian for Landau quantization when using CGS units. Have a look at the SI version or convert it back yourself and you will find that the terms are ok.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2011 #3
    yes. that's it! thanks. :biggrin:
     
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