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Unformatted text preview: 6.1 The Schrdinger Wave Equation 6.2 Expectation Values 6.3 Infinite SquareWell Potential 6.4 Finite SquareWell Potential 6.5 ThreeDimensional Infinite Potential Well 6.6 Simple Harmonic Oscillator 6.7 Barriers and Tunneling CHAPTER 6 Quantum Mechanics II Erwin Schrdinger (18871961) Note: 2nd exam is now scheduled for Wednesday March 23rd . Problem set due this coming Monday. The potential in many cases will not depend explicitly on time. The dependence on time and position can then be separated in the Schrdinger wave equation. Let: which yields: Now divide by the wave function ( x ) f ( t ) : TimeIndependent Schrdinger Wave Equation The left side depends only on t , and the right side depends only on x . So each side must be equal to a constant. The time dependent side is: Multiply both sides by f ( t )/ i : which is an easy differential equation to solve. TimeIndependent Schrdinger Wave Equation But recall our solution for the free particle: in which f ( t ) = exp(i t ) , so: = B / or B = , which means that: B = E ! So multiplying by ( x ) , the spatial Schrdinger equation becomes: / ( ) e iEt f t = h / f B f i t = h / / ( ) e e Bt i iBt f t = = h h ( 29 ( , ) e i kx t x t  = ignoring the proportionality constant, which will come from the normalization condition TimeIndependent Schrdinger Wave Equation This equation is known as the timeindependent Schrdinger wave equation , and it is as fundamental an equation in quantum mechanics as...
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