Honors Program

Honors in Physics and Astronomy

Date of Award

8-2014

Thesis Professor(s)

Dr. Frank Hagelberg

Thesis Professor Department

Physics and Astronomy

Thesis Reader(s)

Rodney Keaton, Mark Giroux

Abstract

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.

Publisher

East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.