The wave function of an electron in a one dimensional hydrogen atom of width [tex]L = 2a_0[/tex] is [tex]\psi(x) = A_n sin (\frac{n \pi x}{L}) [/tex](adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

If the particle is constrained to lie within the box, what is the value of [tex]A_1[/tex]?

Is this a really easy problem? I might be banging my head for no reason here, I don't know. First of all, the question is ambiguous. What is this box they speak of? I am presuming it's a box of width L, but I don't know for sure. Why the value of just A1? I didn't think the max amplitude changed as n changed.

I'm not looking for an answer here, I'd just like someone to guide me in the right direction.

Thanks.

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# Homework Help: Particle in a Box

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