Learning Exercise

Quantum Physics Web Assignment No. 2

Web assignment on the quantum-mechanical properties of the finite square well potential using an embedded applet by Wolfgang Christian.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics; modern physics; introductory quantum mechanics.

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 and eigenvalue problem.


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

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.