## Particle in a box

$E_{n}=\frac{h^{2}n^{2}}{8mL^{2}}$

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### Particle in a box

Can somebody explain the concept of particle in a box to me?

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### Re: Particle in a box

As I mentioned in class: A particle in a box can be used as a model to represent an electron bound to an atom.
The particle is the electron, the box is the atom.

However we are not doing particle in a box calculations.
See "Outline 2: The Quantum World" on my class website for details.
Focus on the homework problems assigned.