Lecture 37 - Recap of last lecture Solving the wave...

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Recap of last lecture Solving the wave equation (Schrödinger Eq.) for the most simple problem a particle in a box (infinite potential well) shows that the particle can only occupy discrete energy levels. The wave fn. for each of these energy levels resemble the fundamental notes of a closed pipe. For a finite potential well, the discrete energy levels inside the well resemble the infinite potential well, but outside the well the energy levels are continuous. Another unusual result of QM is the possibility of particles to tunnel through barriers.
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Recap of last lecture Nuclear physics was the first successful application of QM and relativity. The nucleus was discovered by Rutherford in his classic experiment which also showed that the size of the nucleus was 10 5 smaller than the size of the atom. R = r 0 A 1/3 The density of the nucleus is 10 12 larger than the density of the densest metal. The size of the nucleus varies very slowly with the number of
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