Understanding the Hamiltonian

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hey guys,

this may be a little naive but, I can someone explain to me the physical aspect of the Hamiltonian?
In the sense that if had to physically interpret its function, could I do it and if so how?

Thanks
 

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bcrowell
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In many cases the Hamiltonian is simply the total energy. This isn't really a question about nuclear or particle physics. You might want to post in the classical physics forum instead.
 
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hey thanks for the reply,
i thought about it again.. and maybe i have an idea what it could be... but i'm going to try teh question in the classical physics forum anyways..
thanks though for the reply!
 

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