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Homework Help: Harmonic oscillator inside square well

  1. Apr 9, 2008 #1
    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?
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  3. Apr 9, 2008 #2


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    Sounds OK to me.
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