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Re: Numerical solution to Schrodinger's Equation

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  • Subject: [mg14289] Re: Numerical solution to Schrodinger's Equation
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kevinmccann at Home.com>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 01:21:09 -0400
  • Organization: @Home Network
  • References: <6vhl5e$jjo@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

NDSolve can't do a 2 point boundary value problem.  I am sending you a
NB on how to solve your problem separately.

Kevin

elvis dieguez wrote in message <6vhl5e$jjo at smc.vnet.net>...
>Hello,
>
> I am learning how to use Mathematica's built in numerical solver of
>partial diff equations (NDSolve).  I was trying to solve Schrodinger's
>Equation for a particle in a 1-D infinite square well  (y[0]==0,
>y[1]==0).  The analytic solution is:     y[x] == A Sin[k x]   where k =
>n Pi.  Using NDSolve, however, the only solution given is the trivial
>A == 0.   Is there anyway that I can get mathematica to quantize the
>solution and avoid the trivial solution?
>
>Thank you,
>Elvis Dieguez
>University of Miami
>



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