• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products Here!

Potential well

  • Thread starter vupipi
  • Start date
  • #1
2
0
I do still not understand definition of potential well. Could you help me answer this question?

What is the meaning of Potential well in modern physics? What is difference between Potential well in modern physics and classical physics?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
529
1
In what context?

A potential well is just a local minimum in potential energy. Think of a ball rolling inside a bowl.
 
  • #3
2
0
What is difference between Potential well in modern physics and in classical physics???
 
  • #4
G01
Homework Helper
Gold Member
2,665
16
What is difference between Potential well in modern physics and in classical physics???
The term is still used in the context christianjb says it is whether in Classical or Modern Physics.
 

Related Threads for: Potential well

  • Last Post
Replies
0
Views
970
  • Last Post
Replies
13
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
848
Replies
9
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
12
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
947
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
Top