Honors in Physics and Astronomy
Date of Award
Dr. Frank Hagelberg
Thesis Professor Department
Physics and Astronomy
Rodney Keaton, Mark Giroux
We investigate the energy levels of a particle confined in the isotropic oscillator potential with a magnetic and spatially varying electric field. Here we are able to exactly solve the Schrodinger equation, using matrix methods, for the first excited states. To this end we find that the spatial gradient of the electric field acts as a magnetic field in certain circumstances. Here we present the changes in the energy levels as functions of the electric field, and other parameters.
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
Frost, david L. Mr. and Hagelberg, Frank, "Isotropic Oscillator Under a Magnetic and Spatially Varying Electric Field" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 415. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/415
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