(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If an electron is in an infinite rectangular prism well, with sides of length a, b, and c where c is the shortest and (b^2)*c=a^3, for what value of the d=b/c is the first excited state of the electron minimized? This isn't the complete problem but it's the part that's giving me trouble/

2. Relevant equations

I'm using the equations E=(h^2*pi^2/(2m))*((n_x/l_x)^2*(n_y/l_y)^2*(n_z/l_z)^2) but it's suppose to be used for an electron gas in a solid. The question is referring to a crystal. Is this equation one I want to use? Sorry for not using the correct math notation to make it look nice.

3. The attempt at a solution

My attempted solution is basically just plugging it into that equation.

Thanks for your time.

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