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Coherent states have maximal "classical" energy, and even though they are (infinitely) large quantum superpositons, in some sense they are the most classical quantum states possible.
## Conclusions
- The expectation values of observables of stationary states do not depend on time.
- However, there are quantum fluctuations. These are related to the spread/curvature of the wavefunction.
- The coherent state is not a stationary state. Its time dynamics resembles that of a classical particle.
- The expectation values for position and momentum of the coherent state $|\alpha\rangle$ can expressed in terms of $\alpha$
# Homework Lecture 4
## Exercise 1
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