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No charge of particle in Schrodinger Equation!

  1. Oct 21, 2010 #1
    Why does charge of a particle not appear in Schrodinger Equation even though mass appears?

    Chapter 5
    Q No. 9
    Quantum Physics of Atoms Molecules Solids Nuclei and Particles - Robert Resnick, Robert Eisberg
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2010 #2
    For the same reason that charge does not appear in the Newton Equation

    [tex]m\mathbf{a}=\mathbf{F}[/tex]
     
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  4. Oct 21, 2010 #3
    If possible kindly elaborate.
    Thank You
     
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  5. Oct 21, 2010 #4
    Well, there is no charge in Newton's equation, why there should be charge in Schrodinger's equation? The charge may appear in Newton's equation when you specify the force. It may appear in the Schrodinger equation when you specify the Hamiltonian.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2010 #5
    Got it!
    Thanks.
     
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