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{February 19, 2007}   ooh, shiny

latex in wordpress! yay!
…not that I’m likely to need it, but I couldn’t resist trying it out.

i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\left|\Psi(t)\right>=H\left|\Psi(t)\right>

no, I have no idea what that is. and yes, I am procrastinating… midterm tomorrow morning, presentation wednesday, final monday… so much mandarin! wah! 我太忙了,也很累!



robbat2 says:

Ah, so that degree of being busy accounts for your lack of existence on any IM networks. After your final next monday, figure out a day for tasty sushi and give me a shout back.



cm says:

That’s the Schrödinger equation from quantum mechanics, in Dirac notation. Here’s some stuff for your reading pleasure so you can procrastinate even more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schrödinger_equation



JohnFlux says:

It’s not actually that complex.

The only bit on the right hand side that’s important is the H, and that means hamiltonian. that’s just a fancy name for Energy.

The bit of left hand side means, hand waving quite a bit here, the diffential of it’s position – i.e. it’s speed. The constants ih are there just to make it work out to be mass*speed.

So all in all, the LHS says an objects momentum is equal to it’s kinetic energy.

That’s the best I can do in 100 words of explanation :-)



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