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Hamiltonian

Postby Ami_Pant_4G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:19 pm

What is Hamiltonian and what is used for in terms of the Schrodinger equation?

Natalie Wang 1B
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Re: Hamiltonian

Postby Natalie Wang 1B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:37 pm

The Hamiltonian is the double derivative or the wave function (psi). The double derivative of the wave function is the same as the energy of the electron.

Laura WM 3I
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Re: Hamiltonian

Postby Laura WM 3I » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:26 pm

What does double derivative mean? The derivative of what?

Isabella Dal Porto 1H
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Re: Hamiltonian

Postby Isabella Dal Porto 1H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:43 pm

Is the Hamiltonian likely to be used a lot in this course? Is there an example problem that demonstrates when you would use or solve for?

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Re: Hamiltonian

Postby 805097738 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:04 am

Will we be expected to calculate this?

JasonLiu_2J
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Re: Hamiltonian

Postby JasonLiu_2J » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:15 am

As far as I know, we won't need to do any calculations using Schrodinger's equation or the Hamiltonian in this class.

Nicholas Chin 1G
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Re: Hamiltonian

Postby Nicholas Chin 1G » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:52 am

Yea, he specifically said in lecture that we will never be tested on this.


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