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The Normal Derivative Of Electric Field

Monday, July 4th, 2011

By Euprime B. Regalado From Gauss theorem, we can show that the surface of a curved charged conductor, the normal derivative of the electric field is given by where and are the principal radii of curvature of the surface.  Gauss’s law in integral form is expressed as when there are no charges enclosed in the […]

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Proving Vector Formula with Kronecker Delta Function and Levi-Civita Symbol

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Applying and in Proving the Vector Formula:  By: Quennie J. Paylaga   Prove: using Kronecker Delta Function and Levi-Civita Symbol.     To prove this, we let We can write the expression for in summation form as:      where where i, j, l are dummy summation variables. Each of which can be any letter […]

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Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues of a Perturbed Quantum System

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

by  HENRILEN A. CUBIO Finding the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of the state of a quantum system is one of the most important concepts in quantum mechanics. And it is here where many students get confused. In order to learn this by heart, one has to do several exercises.  There are many ways that can be […]

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Properties of Quantum Oscillators 1

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

by SIMON JUDE BURGOS In this post we investigate the properties of a quantum oscillator by using an algebraic tool in quantum mechanics called ‘ladder operators’. Using the ladder operator it becomes easy to find the following properties for a quantum oscillator in a given energy level:  the average position and momentum and the square […]

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Properties of Hermitian Operators

Friday, March 13th, 2009

by BEBELYN A. ROSALES Linear operators in quantum mechanics may be represented by matrices. A type of linear operator of importance is the so called Hermitian operator.  An operator is Hermitian if each element is equal to its adjoint. Most quantum operators, for example the Hamiltonian of a system, belong to this type. Now linear […]

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