The Quantum Mechanical Harmonic Oscillator

  • Erich W. Schmid
  • Gerhard Spitz
  • Wolfgang Lösch

Abstract

In Chap. 5 we have treated one-dimensional harmonic and anharmonic oscillations. The harmonic oscillation was characterised by the fact that the oscillation frequency did not depend on the amplitude of the displacement. If we had considered three-dimensional motion we should have found that for the harmonic oscillator all circular and elliptical orbits have the same frequency. In this sense the harmonic oscillation is the simplest of all periodic motions.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 14.1
    G. Eder: Nuclear Forces (M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1968 )Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erich W. Schmid
    • 1
  • Gerhard Spitz
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Lösch
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität TübingenTübingenFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Siemens AGMünchen 70Fed. Rep. of Germany
  3. 3.FB PhysikUniversität EssenEssenFed. Rep. of Germany

Personalised recommendations