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Homework Help: Electron in a box - calculate the spring constant

  1. Dec 11, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Electron in a box has 2 sequential energy levels of 1.5 eV and 2.1 eV
    Calculate the spring constant


    2. Relevant equations
    E[n]=n^2*E[0]
    Therefore, 2.1/1.5 = 1.4 = (6^2)/(5^2) and the quantum levels are 5 and 6
    E[0] = (h^2)(pi^2)/2(m)(L^2)

    3. The attempt at a solution
    What is the "spring constant" for the wave equation??
     
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  3. Dec 11, 2009 #2

    ehild

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    I think the question is connected to the time dependence of the wave function, but I am not sure...

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