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Wave-function solution of a rectangular-well potential

  1. Dec 12, 2015 #1
    Is the solution given below wrong?
    Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 8.29.04 am.png
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    I believe the ##x## in (25.2) is wrong; it should be replaced by a constant, such as ##\beta##, because ##E## is a constant and not dependent on ##x##.

    Should the correct answer be
    even solution:
    Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 8.17.51 am.png
    odd solution:
    Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 8.18.02 am.png
    where
    Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 8.18.24 am.png
    Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 8.18.43 am.png
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2015 #2
    That is not an x but the greek letter kappa.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2015 #3
    I could hardly tell the difference!
     
  5. Dec 13, 2015 #4

    jtbell

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    That is a terrible typeface. I've never seen a kappa that looks like that! ?:)
     
  6. Dec 13, 2015 #5

    nrqed

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    To me it looks much more like the Hebrew letter aleph....
     
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