Quiz6 - the energy eigenstates How does the coherent state...

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PHY4221 Quantum Mechanics I (Fall 2004) Quiz 6 A coherent state of the simple harmonic oscillator is defined as an eigenstate of the lowering operator ˆ a : ˆ a | α i = α | α i where the eigenvalue α can be any complex number. Find the coherent state in terms of
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Unformatted text preview: the energy eigenstates. How does the coherent state evolve in time? Calculate h x i , h x 2 i , h p i , h p 2 i in the coherent state....
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