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Three Dimensional Virial Theorem for the Hydrogen Atom

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Catherine Therese J. Quiñones The virial theorem is a general theorem relating the potential energy (V) and the kinetic energy (T) in a bound system.  A simple physical example is a small object orbiting around another object  bound by a force as in the case of a hydrogen atom. The average kinetic energy and potential […]

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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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