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Old Mar 23rd 2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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Energy levels/state of finite well compared within infiinite well.

Are the energy states the same for a finite well to those with a infinite well with same width for the area within the well, I mean until the point that the potential energy reaches the energy level boundary of the finite well?
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Old Mar 23rd 2009, 10:47 PM   #2
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I dont think so because the boundary conditions are different and these are what primarily determine everything .Ill have to look it up however.Thanks for the intersting question.
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Old Mar 24th 2009, 03:02 AM   #3
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Yes apparently not, from what I can understand from text for the same width square well, the allowed energy states for the finite would be less than that for the same width infinite square well. Goes into stating that the Schrodinger equation cannot be solved for this case only approximations can be done, using transcendental equation. I'm completely lost at this stage of how to calculate energy state for a finite well
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