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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Quantum Mechanics 3 - Particle in a Box
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Using the de Broglie relation as a foundation for understanding the quirky quantum behaviour of particles.
Learning Outcomes:
• Understanding how a particle in one-dimensional box behaves like a superposition of left- and right-moving de Broglie waves, implying that the particle is moving both left and right simultaneously.
• Understanding the relationship between the intensity of de Broglie waves and the probability of finding the particle at specific locations inside the box.
• The general concept that a bound particle corresponds to a bound wave, resulting in only a discrete set of allowed standing waves, and thus quantization of its energy.
Date: 10/08/2008 - 10:30 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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