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Problem 21

The Quantum Harmonic Oscillator

Can we simultaneously measure position and energy of a quantum oscillator? Why? Why not?

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Light and Spectroscopy  Temperature measures atomic motion o High temperatures  Atoms moving quickly o Low temperatures  Atoms moving slowly o Absolute zero  Atoms not moving at all  Temperature scales o Fahrenheit  Freezing 32  Boiling 212 o Celsius  Freezing 0  Boiling 100 o Kelvin  Sam size as Celsius degree but starts at absolute zero  Temperature scale conversions o Tcelsius = 5/9 (Tfar. – 32) o Tkelvin = Tcelcius + 273  Is light a particle or a wave o Newton  Particles like little bullets o 1800’s  Many wavelike properties o Currently  Both  Light as a wave o The wavelength of light is about 5 * 10 meters o Blue = 400 nm o Red = 700 nm o The greek letter lambda is the symbol for wavelength  Wavelength and frequency o Wave velocity = wavelength * frequency o C is the speed of light  Frequency (f) o Number of oscillations per second o Measured in Hertz  A hertz is an oscillation per second o Important equation for light  C = wavelength * frequency  The speed of light (c) o In a vacuum the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second  The speed of light in air is very close to the speed of light in a vacuum o All wavelengths travel at the same sp

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