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for a momentum operator

**p**= -iħ d/dx

if I square the -iħ part I get (+1)ħ

^{2}

but I believe the correct value (as in the kinetic energy of the Hamiltonian) is

-ħ/2m d

^{2}/dx

^{2}.

how is the value of the term -ħ/2m where the square of -i = +1?

Thanks!