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Periodic boundary condition on a Wave Function of a Particle in a Box

Until now, solving the Schrodinger Equation for a particle in a box was relatively easy because the boundaries conditions imposed zero value on the wave function at the boundaries. But now I must find ...
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Barrier in an infinite double well

I am stuck on a QM homework problem. The setup is this: (To be clear, the potential in the left and rightmost regions is $0$ while the potential in the center region is $V_0$, and the wavefunction ...
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Curvature and edge state

If the boundary of quantum hall fluid has non-constant curvature, how will it affect the edge state which is usually described in chiral Luttinger fluid?
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Quantum Field Theory: why fields are equal to zero on the boundary?

One of the first assumptions, when introducing the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian in an undergraduate course on QFT is $$\phi(x)=0\,\text{on the boundary}$$ and this is widely used in many situations (e....
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Reflection of sound waves from the open end of an organ pipe & relationship b/w nodes & pressure [duplicate]

We know that standing waves are created when any wave traveling along the medium will reflect back when they reach the end. But in an open organ pipe, there is nothing to oppose the wave and reflect ...
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Is the principle of least action a boundary value or initial condition problem?

Here is a question that's been bothering me since I was a sophomore in university, and should have probably asked before graduating: In analytic (Lagrangian) mechanics, the derivation of the Euler-...
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Image charges, laplace equation and uniqueness theorem

Consider a well-known problem of the electric field generated by a system composed of a point charge in proximity of a large earthed conductor. It is said that the potential due to an image charge ...
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Free boundary conditions

I am trying to simulate liquid film evaporation with free boundary conditions (in cartesian coordinates) and my boundary conditions are thus: $$\frac{\partial h}{\partial x} = 0, \qquad (1)$$  \...
I am a mathematician, not a physicist, so please be gentle with me if I write something wrong. Consider a bounded, regular container $\Omega$, which is filled with the fluids $F_1,...,F_N$ which do ...