Physlets run in a Java-enabled browser on the latest Windows & Mac operating systems.
If Physlets do not run, click here for help on updating Java and setting Java security.
Problem 11.5: Determine the unknown addition to these finite wells
Please wait for the animation to completely load.
The animations show a finite potential energy well in which an unknown potential energy function is added to the well. As you drag the slider to the right, the size of this effect gets larger. When the slider is at 0, we recover the finite well. To see the other bound states, simply click-drag in the energy level diagram on the left to select a level. The selected level will turn red. For each animation, draw and describe what the added potential energy function does to the overall potential energy function of the finite well.