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Particle in a 2-D box

  1. Sep 30, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    For a particle in a square box of L*L dimension find how many energy levels are in the range of energy between 0 and 16 (h^2/8mL)

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    n1=1 n2 =1
    n1=1 n2=2
    n1=1 n2=2
    n1=2 n2=2
    n1=2 n2=3
    i think there should be 8 total i am only getting 5
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 30, 2008 #2
    What about

    n1=1 n2=3
    n1=3 n2=1
    n1=3 n2=2

    Also, be careful with how you are defining your energy levels. I see that you have a duplicate, but I don't think that is what you really mean.
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