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mathavraj
 2 years ago
how do we say that time dependent shrodinger equation conflicts relativity?
mathavraj
 2 years ago
how do we say that time dependent shrodinger equation conflicts relativity?

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gleem
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do 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.

mathavraj
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the 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?

gleem
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It is not a relativistic equation to start with and is not Lorentz invariant. Its like a newtonian mechanics equation.

mathavraj
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im starting to get confused now...i thought schrodinger eqn was an alternate to newtonian mechanics

gleem
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Quantum 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.

mathavraj
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but why did you say its like a newtonian mechanics eqn?

gleem
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1because 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.

mathavraj
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok..i have another doubt...whencan we apply the time dependent eqn and in which cases we can apply the time independent one?

mathavraj
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0consider this...which eqn should we use for a free particle and which one for a bound particle?

gleem
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The 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.

gleem
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The potential due to the interaction of charged particles like electron and protons.

mathavraj
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks man..you cleared all my doubts..

gleem
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Your welcome. Keep in mind that to understand QM you need a good foundation in electromagnetic theory and classical mechanics.

mathavraj
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah..im working on it..thanks
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