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Hamiltonian

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:19 pm
by Ami_Pant_4G
What is Hamiltonian and what is used for in terms of the Schrodinger equation?

Re: Hamiltonian

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:37 pm
by Natalie Wang 1B
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.

Re: Hamiltonian

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:26 pm
by Laura WM 3I
What does double derivative mean? The derivative of what?

Re: Hamiltonian

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:43 pm
by Isabella Dal Porto 1H
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?

Re: Hamiltonian

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:04 am
by 805097738
Will we be expected to calculate this?

Re: Hamiltonian

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:15 am
by JasonLiu_2J
As far as I know, we won't need to do any calculations using Schrodinger's equation or the Hamiltonian in this class.

Re: Hamiltonian

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:52 am
by Nicholas Chin 1G
Yea, he specifically said in lecture that we will never be tested on this.