Perturbation Theory

This exercise takes students through parts of Chapter 7 in D.J. Griffiths' book Quantum Mechanics, Third Edition. In addition, students work through Problem 7.1 using the flowfile.

If you would like to use this exercise in your course but your students do not have access to the Griffiths text, please let us know and we can modify this exercise accordingly.

The exercise covers time-independent perturbation theory, particularly in a perturbed square well potential.

There are two flowfiles needed for this exercise; both are linked below.


Key words and phrases: time-independent perturbation theory, full offset well, half-offset well, well with delta function perturbation

The PDF of this exercise can be found here.

A zip folder containing the flowfiles for this exercise (there are two!) can be found here.