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Simple question about enegry of ground state .

  1. Feb 11, 2010 #1
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    when using E=(h(pi)n)^2/(2mL)
    h=h bar m= mass of particle L= length

    this may be a dumb question but is the ground state 0 or 1 for n
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  3. Feb 11, 2010 #2


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    I assume this is a particle in a box in which case you need L2 in the denominator. The ground state is n = 1 for the particle in the box.
  4. Feb 11, 2010 #3
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