We now consider the study of two-particle systems in detail. We will find that many of the basic or fundamental principles of quantum mechanics carry over to the study of two-particle systems; however, we will see that there are two classes of particles in nature with very different properties. These are known as fermions and bosons. We will get into the differences between these in a moment, but for now let’s go over some of the basics of two-particle systems.
In this chapter you will
• learn about the hamiltonian for systems of two or more identical particles
• learn about the two general ...