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Wave Function as superposition of eigenstates

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Hi!

How can I write the wave function of a particle in an infinite box (in the state n) as a superposition of the eigenstates of the momentum operator?

the wave function is:

PHIn(x,t) = sqrt(2/a) * Sin(n * PI/a * x) * exp(-i En/h * t)

Thanks for your help!
 

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well what are the basic solutions to py =ky for the momentum operator P? (BTW what are the solution of y"=ky?)

Can you express, say, the Sine function in term of these functions? (Try the expressing Sine in terms of exponentials via Euler's Identity.)
 

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