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Radial Momentum Hermitian?

  1. May 23, 2008 #1
    Does anyone has proof of radial momentum operator as an Hermitian operator? Thanks.
     
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  3. May 23, 2008 #2
    By the radial momentum operator you mean the momentum conjugate to [tex]r[/tex]? Sandwich it between two wavefunctions, integrate by parts, and all should work out. Remember the integration measure contains a factor of [tex]r^2[/tex].
     
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