### Hamiltonian

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

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Posted: **Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:19 pm**

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

Posted: **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.

Posted: **Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:26 pm**

What does double derivative mean? The derivative of what?

Posted: **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?

Posted: **Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:04 am**

Will we be expected to calculate this?

Posted: **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.

Posted: **Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:52 am**

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