Free Particle Exercise #1

Please answer the  following 3 questions regarding the Physlet:

Function 1 Function 2 Function 3


These animations show the real (red) and imaginary (green) parts of three wave functions. Assume x is measured in cm and time is measured in seconds. 


  1. Write the de Broglie wave function for the three wave functions in the form:  exp[i(kx-wt)]
  2. What is the mass of the particle? 
  3. What would the mass of the particle be if time was being shown in ms?


Script by Wolfgang Christian.
Questions by Wolfgang Christian.
Java applets by Wolfgang Christian.