Learning Exercise

Quantum Physics Web Assignment No. 1

Web assignment using an embedded Java applet by Wolfgang Christian that tests user on their understanding of eigenvalues and eigenenergies of the infinite square well. Also, the user is demonstrated why boundary conditions impose a discrete spectrum on a bound potential problem.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics; modern physics; introductory quantum physics.

Allows user to choose an energy for a quantum-mechanical system described by a user-defined potential energy function.... see more





An understanding of basic quantum physics and the meaning of the
wave function, eigenvalue problem, and boundary conditions.


Wave functions, square well potential, probability amplitude, energy eigenvalues, discrete spectrum,
numerical solution to the Schroedinger equation.

Learning Objectives

To enhance a student's understanding of the meaning of eigenenergies and eigenfunctions, and why boundary conditions produce a discrete energy spectrum.