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Problem 9.4: Rank the regions by kinetic energy, potential energy, and the energy of the incident plane wave

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Shown is a plane wave incident on several different regions. Each region has a constant potential energy associated with it.   In the animation, ħ = 2m = 1.  You may switch between phase-as-color and real and imaginary representations by selecting a link above. Rank the regions by:

  1. the kinetic energy of the plane wave in that region
  2. the potential energy of the plane wave in that region
  3. the energy of the plane wave in that region

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