Explaining Particle in a Box

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Explaining Particle in a Box

Postby ashwathinair » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:25 pm

I don't know if I just didn't label it down in my notes but I am not completely sure what this experiment entails. Would someone be able to explain particle in a box to me?

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Re: Explaining Particle in a Box

Postby Angus Wu_4G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:49 pm

To my knowledge, you are not required to know the particle in the box experiment for the midterm. I wish I could explain the experiment, but I don't really understand it either

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Re: Explaining Particle in a Box

Postby Kyla Grunden 1L » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:53 pm


For this experiment I think it's better to see it in a video rather than have it explained. Here's a good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK60QAKooyM

Hope this helps!

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Re: Explaining Particle in a Box

Postby Myka G 1l » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:02 pm

As mentioned already, I don't believe we'll need to know this for the test but the particle in a box model is typically used as hypothetical example to show the differences between classical and quantum systems. It details a particle free to move in a small space completely surrounded by barriers.

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Re: Explaining Particle in a Box

Postby Chetas Holagunda 3H » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:01 am

The particle in a box is also used to help us visualize how the particle could move and what its limitations are.

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