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HW 5

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5. Due Mon
1. Given a
approxim
wavefunc
using th
wavefunc
2. Show tha
requirem
(b) Show
DeBrogli
mechani
3. Use the
well give
4. Given a
incident
calculate
WKB app
5. If we app
very low
may be a


where
the elect
coefficien
nday, Dec. 10
particle in
mation gives
ction, as pre
he compute
ction.
at (a) the req
ment) implies
w that this
e condition
cs. In a per
WKB approx
n by V(x) = -
square pote
wave with
ed by (a) exa
proximation
ply a strong
temperature
approximated
is the work
tron charge,
nt for cold em
0
th

a SHO p
the exact re
edicted by th
r, if you w
quirement th
that the inte
implies that
for a hydro
riodic system
ximation to f
-exp(-x
2
).
ential barrier
energy l
2
k
2
act solution
E-field to a m
es (a process
d as follows:
function of t
, and E is t
mission is giv
otential of
esults for the
he WKB ap
wish). Com
at
<
(x) and
gral pJx b
t
dx
x
= [n +
ogen orbit?
m, the action
find the bou
r of the form
2
/2m < a
0
,
using bound
metal, we ca
s called cold

the metal, an
the applied
ven by
V(x)=m
o
2
x
2
e eigenenerg
proximation
mpare this

>
(x) be con
be quantized
+
1
2
. (c) Ho
(This is a
integral pJ
nd state ene
m V=a
0
betwe
compare the
dary conditio
an have elec
d emission).
nd E
f
is the F
E-field. (a)
2
/2, show t
gies. b) Plot
(you can do
with the tr
ntinuous (the
such that
ow does th
general fea
Jx is quantiz
ergies of a G
een a
0
/2 <
e transmissi
ons; b) Born
ctrons out of
In such a c
Fermi energy
) Show that
that a) the
t the ground
o this nume
rue ground
e quantizatio
pJx = [n +
is differ from
ature of qua
zed).
Gaussian po
x < a
0
/2, a
ion probabil
approximati
the metal ev
case, the po

y of the meta
t the transm
WKB
d state
erically
state
on of
+
1
2
b.
m the
antum
tential
nd an
ity as
on; c)
ven at
tential
al, q is
mission

T = exp _-
4
S
2m
l

3
2
qE
_

(b) How much of an E-field do we need to draw a current of 1 A/cm
2
from sodium;
potassium; Cesium?