Two-State System

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Wilson 2E
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Two-State System

Postby Wilson 2E » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:19 pm

What are the two degenerate states in the "dog-bone" example that Dr. Lavelle gave in lecture? What makes them different from each other?

Asha Agarwal 1E
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Re: Two-State System

Postby Asha Agarwal 1E » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:43 pm

If there are two spaces that can be inhibited, the two particles can either both be in side 1 or both be in side two as well as one in each. The reason why it is four states and not 2 is that the side the particle inhibits matters and so there are more permutations possible.

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