- Show that

Remember that the wave functions go to zero at infinity. - Directly calculate the the RMS uncertainty in for the state
by computing

- Calculate
for the state in the previous problem.
Use this to calculate in a similar way to the calculation.
- Calculate the commutator .
- Consider the functions of one angle with
and
.
Show that the angular momentum operator
has real expectation values.
- A particle is in the first excited state of a box of length .
What is that state?
Now one wall of the box is suddenly moved outward so that the new box
has length .
What is the probability for the particle to be in the ground state of the new box?
What is the probability for the particle to be in the first excited state of the new box?
You may find it useful to know that

- A particle is initially in the eigenstate of a box of length L.
Suddenly the walls of the box are completely removed.
Calculate the probability to find that the particle has momentum between and .
Is energy conserved?
- A particle is in a box with solid walls at
.
The state at is constant
for
and the everywhere else.
Write this state as a sum of energy eigenstates of the particle in a box.
Write in terms of the energy eigenstates.
Write the state at as .
Would it be correct (and why) to use to compute ?
- The wave function for a particle is initially
.
What is the probability flux ?
- Prove that the parity operator defined by is a hermitian operator and find its possible eigenvalues.

Jim Branson 2013-04-22