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Chapter 10: The Infinite Square Well

The infinite square well is the prototype bound-state quantum-mechanical problem. Despite this being a standard problem, there are still many interesting subtleties of this model for the student to discover. Our understanding of this problem, whether it be in regards to energy eigenfunctions in position or momentum space, time evolution, or the dynamics of wave packets, will be useful for the study of more realistic problems.

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