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 onedimensional box behaves like a superposition of left and rightmoving 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
