This lecture of introductory quantum mechanics introduces the famous particle in an infinitely steep potential well. Introductory concepts, such as; solving the Schrödinger equation; the wavefunction; eigenvalues and eigenfunctions; and the concept of discrete energy levels are introduced. These introductory concepts are key to understanding more important examples in quantum mechanics, such as, the energy levels of an atom.
The first assignment for this module is available here.
Reading material for this lecture
A. I. M. Rau – Quantum Mechanics, IOP Publishing. Chapter 2, sections 2.1-2.4, pages 15-25 (in 3rd edition). Available at Adsetts Library – 530.12 RA – LEVEL 5 (see this link for availability).