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Quantum Harmonic Oscillator and Normalizing a Wave Function

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Consider a simple harmonic oscillator with an angular frequency w. Suppose at t=0 it is in a state given by: (see attachment for equation)
a. Find the normalization constant N
b. What are the possible outcomes of an energy measurement? What are the probabilities associated with each of these outcomes?
c. How does this state evolve in time? In other words find v,t>
d. Find < x > (t) and <p> (t), i.e. find how the average position and momentum changes as a function of time.

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The solution shows in detail how to normalize the wave function, its time evolution and then how to calculate the position and momentum expectation values using the ladder operators. It shows the result complies with classical interpretation.

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