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Learning Exercise

Material: Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues
Submitted by: John Walkup on Jun 04, 2001
Date Last Modified: Jun 04, 2001
Title: Quantum Physics Web Assignment No. 2
Description: Web assignment on the quantum-mechanical properties of the finite square well potential using an embedded applet by Wolfgang Christian.
Time Required Under an hour.
Topics: Wave functions, square well potential, probability amplitude, energy eigenvalues, discrete spectrum,
numerical solution to the Schroedinger equation.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics; modern physics; introductory quantum mechanics.
Prerequisites Skills: An understanding of basic quantum physics and the meaning of the
wave function and eigenvalue problem.
Learning Objectives: To enhance the student's understanding of the meaning of eigenvalues and wave functions. Also to understand why energy values of bound potentials are discrete.
Text of Learning Exercise: See
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