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Reflection coefficient of step potential

  1. Jan 25, 2010 #1
    why reflection coefficient R=1 in step potential though there happens transmission also as a negative exponential when E<V0
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  3. Jan 25, 2010 #2


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    There is no transmission when E<V0 for a step potential ... that would mean the particle was traveling inside the classically forbidden region ...
  4. Jan 25, 2010 #3


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    The coefficients R and T are determined by the probability of an incident particle traveling to - or + infiity.
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