## Hamiltonian

$H_{\psi }=E_{\psi }$

1-D: $E_{TOTAL}\psi (x)=E_{k}\psi (x)+V(x)\psi(x)=-\frac{h^{2}}{8\pi ^{2}m}\frac{d^{2}\psi(x)}{dx^{2}}+V(x)\psi(x)$

Abigail Carter 4G
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### Hamiltonian

What does the H or hamiltonian mean in schrodinger's equation? Is it an actually constant?

Kyla Grunden 1L
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### Re: Hamiltonian

I went to a review session today where the TA basically described the hamiltonian as a variable. In the example problem he gave, it told you what the variable stood for (it was a derived equation) and you simply plugged the given equation into Schrodinger's equation and then defined the variables in the equation, no solving necessary!

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### Re: Hamiltonian

In terms of the Hamiltonian in the context of the midterm, the variable itself is given on the formula sheet I believe, so for the purpose of the midterm, all you really have to know is the basic format of the Schroedinger equation: H(wavefunction)=E(wavefunction) and then just plug in the variable from the formula sheet into H.

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### Re: Hamiltonian

Does anyone have a video they thhink is a good reference for this topic?