I have a question about bound states as they relate to a question on my homework...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

From what I can see, bound states in quantum mechanics are associated with energies that are discrete, not continuous. I don't really understand why...

In my homework problem we are given a set of potential curves, and one question is for which curves can you definitely exclude the existence of a bound quantum state. I don't understand how to do this...I can draw wavefunctions for the potential curves given some energy, but I don't know how to tell if the energies are discrete rather than continuous.

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