Physical Chemistry 2 problem

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Homework Statement


What are the energies and wave functions for the quantum mechanical model where V = infinity for x less than or equal to 0 and V = kx2/2 for x greater than or equal to 0?


Homework Equations


1-D particle in a box E = (h2/8m)(n2/L2)

Harmonic Oscillator E = (v + 1/2)(h/2*pi)w


The Attempt at a Solution


Honestly, I had no clue where to start. This was the last problem on our first exam. I tried drawing what it would represent graphically but I'm not really sure what I was supposed to answer... Do I add the energies together? Wave functions? I'm not even sure what format our professor was looking for he didn't tell us...
 

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Solve the Schrodinger equation in each region, x<0 and x>0, and then join the solutions at x=0.
 

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