## Wave Function Exercise #1

#### Please answer the following 2 questions
regarding the Physlet:

#### Description

The above animations represent possible stationary-state wave functions for
potentials in 1 dimension.

#### Questions

a. Which of the 9 wave functions could be a stationary-state wave function?
Why or why not?

b. In one dimension the units associated with the above wave functions are:

- None, it is dimensionless.
- 1 / length.
- 1 / (length)^1/2.
- 1 / (length)^2.
- 1 / (length)^3/2.

#### References

Question b is inspired by D. Styer, *Common Misconceptions Regarding
Quantum Mechanics*, American Journal of Physics, **64**, p. 31-34 (1996).

#### Credits

Script by Mario Belloni.

Questions by Mario Belloni and Larry Cain.

Java applets by Wolfgang Christian