University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 40 - Quantum Mechanics I: Wave Functions - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 1353: Q40.6


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Choosing n=0 results in the wavefunction being zero everywhere, so that is not a solution to the problem. Choosing negative values of n gives us essentially the same wavefunctions as choosing positive values, so there is no need to use negative n.
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