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Homework Help: Why the energy eigen values for negative energies are always discrete

  1. Feb 23, 2006 #1
    Why the energy eigen values for negetive energies are always discrete while that for positive energies are always continuous?

    Also what is oscillation theorem?
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  3. Feb 24, 2006 #2


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    the energy eigen values for positive energies isn't always continuous as far as i know from QM. and oscillation theorem is at the heart of physics and says that everything in the physical world can be known by a harmonic oscillator lol j/k but they try to make it work anyway
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