GRE Subject Test: Physics : Square Wells/Particle in a Box

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Example Question #1 : Quantum Mechanics

If a ground state particle is in a one-dimension square well, where is the probability of finding the particle equal to zero?

Possible Answers:

 the way in the box.

 the way in the box.

In the middle.

None of these

At the boundary.

Correct answer:

At the boundary.

Explanation:

This is a fundamental concept question. For a ground state particle, the only place where the probability is equal to zero is at the boundary because the particle cannot be found there. He has to be in the box (not unlike a cat).

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