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how do we say that time dependent shrodinger equation conflicts relativity?
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how do we say that time dependent shrodinger equation conflicts relativity?
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gleemBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do you mean is it compatible with relativity or do you mean that it produces results that conflict with relativity. The time dep. Schrodinger equation is non relativistic to start with and if attempts are made to make it relativistic its solutions produce unacceptable results.
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mathavrajBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the first one...i cant relate how it is incompatible..i mean what is wrong with the schrodinger(or relativity) that doesnt make the two fit?
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gleemBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It is not a relativistic equation to start with and is not Lorentz invariant. Its like a newtonian mechanics equation.
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mathavrajBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im starting to get confused now...i thought schrodinger eqn was an alternate to newtonian mechanics
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gleemBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Quantum Mechanics is a formalism developed for explaining physical systems that are quantized ie.only have discrete energy values as compared Newtonian mechanics which allow a continuum of energies.
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mathavrajBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but why did you say its like a newtonian mechanics eqn?
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gleemBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
because it is not invariant under a Lorentz transformation. This is a coordinate transformation that all relativistic equations must satisfy. Newtonian mechanics is also not Lorentz invariant.
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mathavrajBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok..i have another doubt...whencan we apply the time dependent eqn and in which cases we can apply the time independent one?
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mathavrajBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
consider this...which eqn should we use for a free particle and which one for a bound particle?
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gleemBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The time independent S.E. is used for fixed potentials (i.e., not time varying as for electrons in a coulomb potential) which is the largest area application. Time dependent can be used for freely moving particles.
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gleemBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The potential due to the interaction of charged particles like electron and protons.
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mathavrajBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thanks man..you cleared all my doubts..
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gleemBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Your welcome. Keep in mind that to understand QM you need a good foundation in electromagnetic theory and classical mechanics.
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mathavrajBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah..im working on it..thanks
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