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What Is The Origination Of Zero Point Energy

  1. Jun 9, 2008 #1
    Can Anybody Tell Me ,unlike Classical Mechanics What Is The Origination Of Zero Point Energy,in Quantum Mechanics?
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  3. Jun 9, 2008 #2


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    one often starts to consider the so called Energy-time uncertainty principe, that you always have a spread in energy.

    Then, since alomst all systems can be modelled as a harmonic oscillatior, the ground state energy of a quantum oscillator is used as the zero point energy of systems.

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