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What is the equation to calculate the amount of bound states in a well

  1. Nov 2, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    i have a finite square well and I have to calculate how many bound states exist in it. I have the depth and the width of the well but I cannot find an equation anywhere to help me calculate it?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 2, 2008 #2
    Do you know the graphical method to find bound states? Apply that, and think. It's not a plug and chug question.
     
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