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Unformatted text preview: 10nm in an unknown state, what are the possible observed values? (Hint: Postulate 3) [2] Expectation value. Denote the eigenfunctions of the Hamiltonian operator H for an electron in a 1D box of length 10nm by φ n (x) (n=1,2,3…). Now this electron is in a superposition of states, described by the wavefunction Ψ(x) = sqrt(3)/2* φ 1 (x) + ½* φ 2 (x). If one measures the energy of this electron, (i) what are the possible outcomes (numerical values) and corresponding probabilities (numerical values)? (ii) what is the expectation value (numerical value)? (Hint: Postulate 4)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2009 for the course CHEM 113A taught by Professor Lin during the Winter '07 term at UCLA.
 Winter '07
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 Quantum Chemistry

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