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HOMEWORK # 3
Physics 6572
Friday, 9/26/08; due 10/03/08
Each problem is worth 15 points in this assignment.
1. In lectures we have developed a method to compute the propagator
a
x
pp
t

x
p
0
A
for a free particle.
Apply the method to a onedimensional simple harmonic oscillator with the Hamiltonian
H
=
p
2
2
m
+
1
2
mω
2
x
2
,
(1)
and compute its propagator
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