Harmonic oscillator inside square well

1. Apr 9, 2008

syang9

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
consider V(x,y) = inf, |y| > a; 1/2kx^2, |y|<=a.

find the energies of this potential.

my initial idea was to just look for solutions of the form X(x)*Y(y), and solve for the separation constant, which should give me the energy, right?

2. Apr 9, 2008

pam

Sounds OK to me.