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Probability of quantum tunneling of tennis ball knowing mass, velocity, wall width

  1. May 23, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Suppose that a ball is tossed at a wall; what is
    the probability that it will tunnel through to
    the other side? The mass of the ball is 0.14 kg,
    the width of the wall is a = 0.2 m, and the one
    who tossed the ball was deadly tired, so that
    the ball is tossed only weakly at 1.0 m/s.


    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I presume I must use that equation, though I have no idea what the value of V0 or (V0-E) is! How do I do this?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Last edited: May 23, 2010
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