Simple Harmonic Oscillator

By Heng Li

Virgina State University

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Abstract

One of the most important model systems in quantum mechanics because a wide variaty of physical situations can be reduced to it either exactly or approximately. In particular, a system near an equilibrium configuration can often be described in terms of one or more harmonic oscillators. Furthermore, it is one of the few quantum mechanical systems for which a simple exact solution is known.

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  • Heng Li (2007), "Simple Harmonic Oscillator," http://nanohub.org/resources/2337.

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