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Particle moving in x and theta

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How would one derive the hamiltonian for a particle moving in a potential in the x direction whilst also rotating with an angle of theta??

I have tried deriving it the same way as the TISE using the angular momentum operator in 2d space but to no avail

basically the particle is moving through a potential with an integer spin.

would appreciate any pointers

Newo
 
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x and theta are not independent coordinates - there are spherical polar and cartesian hamiltonians, but deriving a hybrid of both would be obscene.

Parametrise the particle's motion into either spherical polar or cartesian coordinates, first.
 

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