## Quantum Mechanics "Expectation"

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
1. Calculate the expectation value $$<p_{x}>$$ of the momentum of a particle trapped in a one-dimensional box.
2. Find the expectation value <x> of the position of a particle trapped in a box L wide.

2. Relevant equations
$$\psi _{n}=\sqrt{\frac{2}{L}}sin \frac{n\pi x}{L}$$
$$<p_{x}>=\int \psi^*p_{x}\psi dx$$
$$<x>=\int \psi^*x\psi dx$$

3. The attempt at a solution
I got confused on choosing the limits for both the problems for integrating them. What's the limits I should chose for both the problems.

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 x=0 and x=L

## Quantum Mechanics "Expectation"

Thanks I got it. The limits that I have to use are x=0 and x=L

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