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Section 11.4: Exploring Two Finite Wells
Choose a separation:
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The animation shows position-space energy eigenfunctions for a pair of finite square wells. The separation, D, between the wells can be changed with the slider, as well as the quantum number, n, by click-dragging in the energy spectrum on the left. In the animation, ħ = 2m = 1. Restart.
- How does the energy spectrum depend on the individual well width?
- How does the energy spectrum depend on the well separation?
- Describe the energy eigenfunctions for the default well separation.
- Why is it that the ground states are always even (parity)?