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Unformatted text preview: HIDTEZM SoLqTiou ‘4 ET We start with an ndimensional Hilbert space spanned by vectors M + for
2' m 0,    ,n and I take these to be orthonormal as (A+i)\+j) :61} (if I hadn’t started with such a basis I always could have constructed one
using the GramSchmidt procedure). We know that these are eigenstates of the A operator as
AlA—l—i) = (A+i)lA+i) (1) Now we deﬁne some operator B so that
lRM=aB m where 0 5 a S n is integer.
Let’s ﬁgure out how B acts on the basis states. We’ll call the state that
you get when you act on a basis state with B by the name Mn) as BlA ‘l' ’3 W1) and then try to ﬁgure out what lwi) is in terms of basis states. To do this
take [B, A] M + = aBlA + All/1i) (A + i _ a) la) Comparing to (1) it’s clear that BI/\+z') = W2.) is proportional‘ to /\+ i ~a)
so we write BIAH) =c,/\+z'—a) (3)
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for some constants ci. (We don’t have enough information ot compute Ci.) Equation (3) tells us that B acts as a lowering operator.
What about the Hamiltonian? We’re told that Hza—m 1A lot of people concluded that BIA +1) 2: [A +i  a), which is overly restrictive. There
is no reason, in general, for B to return a properly normalized state. In particular, the
action of some well known lowering operators like a and L does not return a normalized
state. l'Notz vomi K mmnakbcmrvibwu, aWMCé will YW Lon/AW 1% in WC» git/ow HUB“? grace. M6 “0%
on; ma Nob Vimafdfz: 4 an1l m acédw. ‘A+a‘——d> with Q = (3". Recalling that H = Hl we can write B+B"
2 then we can compute H in this basis since we know how B acts on the states.
The matrix elements are H: Hi3» = (A+iH)\+j) Clearly
EH 2 (A +iHA+j>
= cj(A+iA+j—a)
= Cj5i,j—a
and (Ble = B}; so 1 air
Hij = ‘ lCi+a5iyj~a + Ciéi‘aijl
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are simultaneous eigenvectors of both operators. Then the Hamiltonian will
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course PH 357 taught by Professor Tamiperegbarnea during the Winter '10 term at Caltech.
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