PHYS212 : Reading Assignments

Reading for 2/17

Gaussian Wave Packet

Lecture Section 2.2.5

Reading Questions

  1. Eq. 2.55 describes the shape of a wave pulse. The Fourier transformation $F(k)$ of the pulse is given by Eq. 2.62. How are the widths of the pulses related? That is, if I increase the width of the pulse in space, what happens to the width of its wave number distribution?

  2. Are there topics that will be covered on Exam 1 that you would like us to review in class on 2/17?


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