(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Based on the finite potential well defined by the following equations, how many bound states are there, which of these states are even and which are odd, and what are their energies?

V(x)= 0 for x[tex]\leq[/tex]-l/2 and x [tex]\geq[/tex] +l/2

V(x)=-[tex]\hbar[/tex][tex]^{2}[/tex]/ma[tex]^{2}[/tex]

2. Relevant equations

E=n[tex]^{2}[/tex][tex]\hbar[/tex][tex]^{2}[/tex]/2mL[tex]^{2}[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

To find the number of states I set [tex]\hbar[/tex][tex]^{2}[/tex]/ma[tex]^{2}[/tex] equal to E=n[tex]^{2}[/tex][tex]\hbar[/tex][tex]^{2}[/tex]/2mL[tex]^{2}[/tex], substituting the value l in for L to get n[tex]\leq[/tex]8[tex]^{1/2}[/tex]

So this tells me that there are 2 bound states. N = 1 is the odd function, and N=2 is the even function. I do not however know how to get their energies, nor do I know if this is the correct way to solve the problem. Do I need to define the hamiltonian in the problem? If so, how do I go about doing that?

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# Homework Help: Finite Square Well Problem

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