In Quantum mechanics "particles" have wave properties( wavelength and frequency) as well as momentum and energy.

Consider a potential well with V(x) = 0 for 0 £ x £ a and V(x) = ∞ elsewhere.

Solution of Schroedinger's equation shows that the particle can be in any one of a discrete set of states with wave function y(x)

Eg parameters (21, 1, 0.0, 2.8), this shows y(x) summed to 21 terms and the component at n = 1. Changing Time shows the evolution of both functions in time.

Eg parameters (41, 27, 0.0, 209.0), this shows y(x) summed to 41 terms and the component at n = 27. Changing Time shows the evolution of both functions in time.

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