Schroedinger Equation Problem

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Homework Statement



What would you expect for <p> and <p^2> for the ground state of the simple harmonic oscillator?

Homework Equations


Expectation value = <p> = integral psi* * (partial derivative with respect to x of psi) dx



The Attempt at a Solution



I have no idea.
 

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dextercioby
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Think about the classical model and then use the theorem of Ehrenfest or the virial theorem to draw the required conclusion.
 

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