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Quantum Physics - Infinitely vs Finite depth quantum well

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Homework Statement


Comment how the energy and wave functions of the electron would change in the case of a finite dept quantum well with the same width.

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I feel completely clueless as how to approach! :(

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You need to write the Schrodinger equation and look for solutions with boundary conditions. For finite well probability of existence of electron out side the well will be non-zero whereas for infinite well the probability will be zero. Wave function will be sinusoidal inside and outside it will be zero for infinite well. look up for a good reference book and work on these problems. See how Heisenberg principle is also obeyed for both of these.
 

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