[Q]Three Question.

1. Nov 22, 2008

good_phy

Hi. I have three question. First is form of normalized momentum egien function

Liboff said that of unbounded is $\frac{1}{2\pi}exp[ikx]$ But Why should this

form be normalized eigen function of momentum in unbounded?

Second question is whether probability density is equall to particle density.

Deriving Continuity Equation of QM, Original form of Equation is $\frac{\partial \rho}{\partial t} + \nabla\bullet J = 0$

Replacing $\rho$ to $\Psi$ give probability current density.

example!

Third question is How to construct Hamiltonian of many body problem.

Is it right that considering two particle with interaciton of V(x),where x is distance between

two particle, Hamiltonian of the system(not particle) is $H = \frac{-\hbar^2}{2m}\frac{\partial}{\partial x_{1}} + \frac{-\hbar^2}{2m}\frac{\partial}{\partial x_{2}} + v(x)$? How can i solve this form?

2. Nov 22, 2008

Dr Transport

The first couple are easy and I'll comment quickly (do not have the time to answer all of them).

If you normalize a plane wave, you are actually using a Dirac-delta function definition.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirac_delta_function

Look part way down the page for Fourier definitions.

$$\Psi \Psi^{*}$$ is the probability density the integral over all space is equated to $$\rho$$.

This is the basis of QM.

Hope this helped.

3. Nov 23, 2008