Energy Eingenvalues with slider.

Bound Particle Energy Eigenstates and Potential Energy

Energy =

Potential 1 Potential 2 Potential 3 Potential 4


A particle is confined to a box with hard walls at x = -3 and x = 3 and an unknown potential energy function within the box.  Change the energy slider and examine the solutions to the Schroedinger equation for this system.


  1. Examine each eigenfunction and sketch a potential function that is consistent with your observations.


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