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Unformatted text preview: 2 So if we square the wavefunctions above we can obtain the probability of finding a trapped electron between two walls as a function of position and the state of the wavefunction ( i.e. , the number of nodes in its standing wave). Notice how the probability equals zero at the nodes, since the wave function is always zero at those points. n , the number of nodes plus one, is called the principal quantum number since it fully describes (labels) each state in this one dimensional example....
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