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Homework Help: Classical particle in a box

  1. Dec 4, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    how can we find the force particle exert on the walls for classical particle which is the infinite quantum well of lenght L and particle mass is m?

    2. Relevant equations

    E=h^2 pi^2 n^2 / (2ml^2) for quantum

    3. The attempt at a solution

    and F = -dE / dL = h^2 pi^2 n^2 / (m L^3)
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  3. Dec 6, 2012 #2


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    for a classical particle, you should just use classical equations. When an object bounces off the wall, what is the momentum being transferred?
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