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The quantomic oscillator's amplitude

  1. Nov 29, 2011 #1
    how can we calculate the amplitude of a one dimentional harmonic oscillator using wave function?
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  3. Nov 29, 2011 #2


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    There's no amplitude, but probability amplitude to obtain spectral values of a certain observable being measured.
  4. Nov 29, 2011 #3
    but how can we get close to the classical significance "Oscillator Amplitude"?
  5. Nov 29, 2011 #4
    The coherent states follow most closely the classical motion of a linear harmonic oscillator.
  6. Nov 29, 2011 #5
    ok, thanks
    if we want to examine a classical harmonic oscillator by quantum approach, how should we regard the most displacement from center?
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