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Partial differential equation which describes the time evolution of the wavefunction of a quantum system. It is one of the first and most fundamental equations of quantum mechanics.

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### Can we solve the particle in an infinite well in QM using creation and annihilation operators?

The particle in an infinite potential well in QM is usually solved by easily solving Schrodinger differential equation. On the other hand particle in the harmonic oscillator oscillator potential can ...
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### How to calculate ground state wave function?

I have seen many ground state wave functions. From where are they derived? How can one calculate them? Where can one find a list of all ground state wavefunctions discovered?
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### How isolated must a system be for it's wave function to be considered not collapsed?

As an undergrad I was often confused over people's bafflement with Schodinger's cat thought experiment. It seemed obvious to me that the term "observation" referred to the Geiger counter, not the ...
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### What is the relationship between Schrödinger equation and Boltzmann equation?

The Schrödinger equation in its variants for many particle systems gives the full time evolution of the system. Likewise, the Boltzmann equation is often the starting point in classical gas dynamics. ...
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### Solving Schrödinger's equation for a specific potential

I am trying to solve this differential equation: $$-\chi''(\epsilon)+\Big[\epsilon^2+\frac{2F}{hw}\sqrt{\frac{h}{hw}}\epsilon \Big]\chi(\epsilon)=\mu\chi(\epsilon) \tag1$$ This was found ...
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### Show that the energy levels of a particle in a specific potential are $E_n=(n+\frac{1}{2})h\omega-\frac{1}{2}\frac{F^2}{m\omega^2}$ [closed]

A particle of mass m moves on the x-axis under the inﬂuence of the potential $$V(x)=\frac{1}{2}m\omega^2x^2+Fx$$ Can anyone help me, using Schrödinger's equation in one dimension that the energy ...
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### Why does iteratively solving the Hartree-Fock equations result in convergence?

[ Cross-posted to the Computational Science Stack Exchange: http://scicomp.stackexchange.com/questions/1297/why-does-iteratively-solving-the-hartree-fock-equations-result-in-convergence ] In the ...
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### Sinusoidal vs exponential wave functions with Schrodinger's equation

When solving Schrodinger's equation, we end up with the following differential equation: $$\frac{{d}^{2}\psi}{dx^2} = -\frac{2m(E - V)}{\hbar}\psi$$ As I understand it, the next step is to guess the ...
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### Analytic solutions to time-dependent Schrödinger equation

Are there analytic solutions to the time-Dependent Schrödinger equation, or is the equation too non-linear to solve non-numerically? Specifically - are there solutions to time-Dependent Schrödinger ...
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### Use of Operators in Quantum Mechanics

I understand the form of operators in use for quantum mechanics such as the momentum operator: $$\hat{\text{P}}=-ih\frac{d}{dx}$$ My question is in what ways can I use it and what am I getting back? ...
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### How far can you get (in quantum mechanics) with just commutation relations?

Clearly it is possible to derive a set of commutation relations from some Hamiltonian, and certainly they give useful and interesting invariants when investigating the behavior of quantum systems. ...