What exactly is an eigenvalue?
"To be an eigenfunction, the operator has to reproduce the function with some multiplicative constant."
Is the eigenvalue the multiplicative constant -or- is it the m constant and the function?
Quantum mechanics, eigenvalues, eigenfunctions - Steven, Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 7:46pm
I'll also like to thank Dr. Physics for helping me last time :)
Quantum mechanics, eigenvalues, eigenfunctions - bobpursley, Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 8:05pm
The eigenvalue is the scalar multiplying value. Yes, DrPhysics is a very well known person in the field of physics, and it is a pleasure to have known him, and worked with him, for the past sixteen years. I will relay your thanks.