# Particle in a Box for State Particle

Consider a particle of mass m in a box of length a. Assume the state of the particle at time t=0 is:

Where are the particle in a box stationary states with energy

a. What is the probability a measurement of the energy will result in

b. What is the expectation (average) value for the energy (<E>) in the state ?

c. What is the probability a single measurement will yield the value E=<E>?

d. Write down an expression for the time-dependent wavefunction for this state, , in terms of the mass of the particle and the length of the box?

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The eigenfunctions of the one dimensional particle in a box are orthonormal:

(1.1)

The associated energies are:

(1.2)

To measure certain energy the system must be in ...

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