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Wave Function in an infinite voltage area

  1. Mar 28, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    a particle with mass m is in a region where the voltage is infinite. What is the wave function?


    2. Relevant equations
    d^2ψ/d^2x=k^2ψ
    k=√2m(v+E)/h(bar)^2)
    ψ=Bcos(kx) or ψ=Bsin(kx)

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Since voltage is infinite, k would also be infinite, so would the wave function just be undefined? This would make sense because I don't think the particle can even exist here. I'm just worried this may be a trick question?
    Thanks in advance!
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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