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Quantum Mechanics particle in Box Normalization

  1. Dec 7, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A particle confined to a cubic box of dimension L the
    wavefunction normalization factor is (2/L)^3/2 , the same value for all stationary
    states. How is this result changed if the box has edge lengths L1, L2, L3, all of
    which are different.

    2. Relevant equations

    Normalization condition: 1=∫∫∫P(r)dxdydz

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I know how the normalization for a cubic box has been determined but I am confused how it should be calculated for a box of unequal sides.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Dec 7, 2013 #2


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    Of course you're confused. The point of the problem is for you to figure it out.
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