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  1. hilbert2

    A 2-electron system under compression

    I did some calculations for the ground state energy and wave function of a system of two electrons put in a finite-depth 2D potential well. Regardless of the shape of the potential well (square or circular), the expectation value of the electron-electron distance ##\langle r_{12}\rangle =...
  2. JD_PM

    What's the fraction of time that the particles' wavefunctions are outside the barrier?

    I want to compute the fraction of time both particles spend outside the finite potential well. All I can get is the probability to find them outside. The wavefunction outside the potential is: $$\frac{d^2\psi}{dr^2} = -L^2 \psi$$ Where: $$L = \sqrt{\frac{2mE}{\hbar^2}}$$ Solving the...
  3. J

    Finding the expected value of position in a Potential Well

    Homework Statement Hello today I am solving a problem where an electron is trapped in a potential well. I have a solved Schrodinger's Equation. I am having problems in figuring out what the wave function should be. When I solved the equation I got a complex exponential. I know I cannot use the...
  4. Alan Ezra

    I Particle in a box and quantization of energy

    Greetings, In the scenario of a particle in an infinite potential well, there are discrete energy levels, i.e.##E=\hbar ^2 n^2 \pi ^2/ (2 m L^2)## where L is the width of the potential well, and n takes on positive integers. But what will happen if I put a particle of energy ##E_i## that is not...
  5. Jozefina Gramatikova

    Classical Mechanics Problem: Particle in a Square Potential Well

    Homework Statement CLASSICAL MECHANICS [/B] Homework Equations E=U+K[/B] The Attempt at a Solution Guys, can you please help me with part b) ? I am not sure how to find the velocity. Thanks
  6. M

    Finding range of bound/non bound state energies of 1D finite

    Homework Statement I'm currently working on a homework set for my intermediate QM class and for some reason I keep drawing a blank as to what to do on the first problem. I'm given three potentials, V(x), the first is of the form {A+Bexp(-Cx^2)}, the others I'll leave out. I'm asked to draw the...
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