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Homework Help: Probability of finding a particle in an infinite well

  1. Sep 25, 2016 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    For the particle in a box given in the above question, what is the probability of finding the electron between (i) x = 0.49 and 0.51, (ii) x = 0 and 0.020 and (ii) x=0.24 and 0.26 ( x in nm) for both n=1 and n=2. Rationalize your answers.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Is the answer to each sub question $$\frac{2}{L}\int_{x_1}^{x_2}\sin^2{\frac{n\pi}{L}x}dx$$?

    The trignometric values arent given. So is there anything that I am missing?
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  3. Sep 25, 2016 #2


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    Yes it is. I assume you know the value of L.
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