h with a line through it?


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marcus lin 1E
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h with a line through it?

Postby marcus lin 1E » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:55 pm

So Dr. Lavelle was talking about how h/4pi is the same as h with that line through it/2pi, can someone explain the difference?

Yiting_Gong_4L
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Re: h with a line through it?

Postby Yiting_Gong_4L » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:56 pm

H-bar is equal to h/2pi.

Aili Ye 4L
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Re: h with a line through it?

Postby Aili Ye 4L » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:01 pm

As the person stated above, h-bar is the same thing as h/2, there is no difference.

ryanhon2H
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Re: h with a line through it?

Postby ryanhon2H » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:08 pm

h bar is h/2π. The difference is in the Heisenberg equation where it could be (Δp x Δx) = h/4π or (Δp x Δx) = 1/2(h bar). 1/2(h bar) simplifies to h/4π

Luc Lorain 1L
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Re: h with a line through it?

Postby Luc Lorain 1L » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:29 pm

It just represents another one of those symbols that physicists created to make their lives easier while writing calculations. Its a similar concept to the Hamiltonian, which represents a long expression related to wave-particle duality with the letter H.

ran2000
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Re: h with a line through it?

Postby ran2000 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:44 pm

h bar is h/2pi

Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J
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Re: h with a line through it?

Postby Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:49 pm

H bar is just a short hand notation, that is used just to simplify what is written. ( Hbar= h/2 pi) (H bar/2 = h/4 pi)

Jackie Ngo 1C
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Re: h with a line through it?

Postby Jackie Ngo 1C » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:53 pm

h bar is essentially another way to say h/2pi. it can also be called Planck's constant, in case you didn't already know (I just discovered this in my discussion section)

Jake Gordon 1A
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Re: h with a line through it?

Postby Jake Gordon 1A » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:41 pm

h bar is equivalent to h/2pi so...hbar/2 is equivalent to h over 4pi which is what the right side of the Heisenberg equation requires.


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