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Wave function of a particle

  1. Jul 28, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    wave function of a particle in one dimension

    wave function of a particle in one dimension at time t=0 given by
    psi(x,0) = A(x^0.5)*(e^-ax) for x>0 or x=0
    psi(x,0) = 0 for x<0

    where x is in nms and a = 1nm

    where is the particle most likely to be found? or for what value of x is P(x) a maximum

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i first normalised it to find A=2a
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  3. Jul 28, 2010 #2


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    How is the wavefunction ψ(x) related to the probability distribution function P(x)?
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