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Section 10.3: Exploring Changing Well Width
Choose a state:
Choose a width:
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The animation shows position-space energy eigenfunctions in an infinite square well. The width, L, of the well can be changed as can the quantum number, n. Restart.
- What is the value of ħ2/2m in this animation? How do you know?
- For what value of the width of the well can you get En = n2?
- How does the energy of a given state depend on the well width? Use the curviness of the energy eigenfunction to support your answer.