#     Solution to Problem 1.1

```Solution to Problem 1.1
1. [10] A particle of mass m lies in one-dimension in a potential of the form V(x) =
Fx, where F is constant. The wave function at time t is given by
  x, t   N  t  exp   12 A  t  x 2  B  t  x 
where N, A, and B are all complex functions of time. Use Schr&ouml;dinger’s equation
to derive equations for the time derivative of the three functions A, B, and N.
You do not need to solve these equations.
We first work out the time derivative and two space derivatives.

 2  NBx
  exp   1 Ax 2  Bx  ,
 ( x )   N  12 NAx
2
t

 ( x )  N   Ax  B  exp   12 Ax 2  Bx  ,
x
2
2
 ( x )  N   A    Ax  B   exp   12 Ax 2  Bx  ,
2


x
Now we simply plug these results into Schr&ouml;dinger’s equation:
2  2

i   
  V  x  ,
t
2m x 2
2
 2  NBx
  exp   1 Ax 2  Bx     N   A    Ax  B  2  exp   1 Ax 2  Bx 
i  N  12 NAx
2
2

2m 
 FxN exp   12 Ax 2  Bx  .
Canceling the common exponential and dividing by iN , this simplifies to
N 1  2 
i
iF
 2 Ax  Bx 
A2 x 2  2 ABx  B 2  A  x.


N
2m
This expression must be true at all positions x. The only way this can happen is if the
coefficients of x2, x, and the constant terms all match on the two sides of the equation.
This implies
i
A   A2 ,
m
i
iF
B   AB  ,
m


N  iN
B 2  A .

2m
The first of these is, in fact, pretty easy to solve, but the others are a bit trickier.
1
1 i

 t.
A  t  A0 m
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