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One-dimensional harmonic oscillator
« on: May 13, 2005, 01:53:47 PM »
Okay, I have no idea where to even begin on this problem.  I get the feeling it's very easy and I'm just overlooking something simple, but if someone could give me a push in the right direction I'd be super appreciative.  Thanks in advance!

Prove that <K> = <V(x)> = Ev/2 for a one-dimensional harmonic oscillator for v = 0 and v = 1.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks again!

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Re:One-dimensional harmonic oscillator
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2005, 07:01:50 PM »
KE + PE = Ev
« Last Edit: May 13, 2005, 07:39:29 PM by geodome »
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Re:One-dimensional harmonic oscillator
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2005, 07:13:54 PM »
Hmm, I was thinking along those lines but I thought that seemed too easy...I tend to overcomplicate things sometimes.  Thank you!

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