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Jozefina Gramatikova
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Homework Statement
CLASSICAL MECHANICS
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
A particle in a square potential well is a theoretical model used in classical mechanics to study the behavior of a particle confined within a square-shaped region of space. The particle is assumed to have a finite mass and is subject to the forces of a potential energy function within the well.
The potential energy function in a square potential well is determined by the boundaries of the well and the potential energy outside of the well. The potential energy inside the well is typically set to zero, while the potential energy outside of the well is often set to a constant value.
The particle's energy in a square potential well is important because it determines the behavior of the particle within the well. If the particle's energy is less than the potential energy outside of the well, it will be confined within the well. If the particle's energy is greater than the potential energy outside of the well, it can escape the well.
The particle's energy affects its motion in the well by determining the amplitude and frequency of its oscillations. A higher energy particle will have a larger amplitude and shorter period of oscillation, while a lower energy particle will have a smaller amplitude and longer period of oscillation.
Yes, the problem of a particle in a square potential well can be solved analytically using classical mechanics equations and boundary conditions. However, the solutions may be complex and require advanced mathematical techniques such as Fourier series or differential equations.