ψ and its derivatives occur only linearly in the Schrodinger equation, that is, second or higher powers of these quantities do not appear in the equation.
Schrodinger equation for a free particle is
i\hbar∂ψ(x,t)/∂t = (-\hbar2/2m)(∂2ψ(x,t)/∂x2)
Here (∂2ψ(x,t)/∂x2) is second power of ψ. Then...
cluster radioactivity-- want to know more?
Dear members,
While browsing through some quantum mechanics websites, i came across cluster radioactivity, which surprised me, because so far i didn't hear that term as i am familiar with natural and artificial radioactivity.
It has been mentioned...
The wavefunction associated with a free particle must be continuous at the barrier and will show an exponential decay inside the barrier. Why it shows an exponential decay inside the barrier? After coming out of the barrier, there is reduced probability for the particle. When there is no loss of...