I'm reading an introductionary text on quantum physics and am stumbling a bit with the terms used.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The text discusses a finite potential box (one dimension, time independent). It calculates the conditions for the solutions of the wave functions, which I can follow perfectly.

At that point however, the text starts mentioning eigenvalues, completely out of the blue. After pondering already a few hours over what the autor might mean by it, the only possibility I see is that these are the eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian on the wave function.

From these eigenvalues, the text loops foreward to present the solutions right away.

Can somebody help me complete the jump from local conditions for wave functions, to eigenvalues, and then to actual solutions ?

Thanks !

Leo

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# Wave function and eigenvalues

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