A little behind in this subject, but I understand raising & lowering operators to almost be factors of the Hamiltonian operator.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

raising - Ahat dagger = 1/√2 (x/a - a*(δ/δx))

lowering - Ahat = 1/√2 (x/a + a*(δ/δx))

I also have the Hamiltonian as;

Hhat = (Ahat dagger * Ahat + 1/2) hbar ω_{0}

Is this an identity defining the Hamiltonian?

Help!

A little pointer in the right direction or an explanation to provide a bit of clarity would be great.

Thank you.

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# What are raising & lowering operators

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