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Potential well: Quiz


Question 1: Energy captured in a potential well is unable to convert to another type of energy (________ in the case of a gravitational potential well) because it is captured in the local minimum of a potential well.
Kinetic energyClassical mechanicsMass–energy equivalenceSpecial relativity

Question 2: A potential hill is the opposite of a potential well, and is the region surrounding a ________.
Optimization (mathematics)Real numberMaxima and minimaSecond derivative test

Question 3: The quantum confinement effect can be observed once the diameter of the particle is of the same magnitude as the wavelength of the electron ________.
Quantum stateWave functionQuantum mechanicsBra-ket notation

Question 4: As a result, the ________ becomes size dependent.
Gallium arsenideBand gapElectronic band structureSemiconductor

Question 5: In the case of ________, the region around a mass is a gravitational potential well, unless the density of the mass is so low that tidal forces from other masses are greater than the gravity of the body itself.
Introduction to general relativityGeneral relativityGravitationEquivalence principle

Question 6: A potential well is the region surrounding a ________ of potential energy.
Second derivative testMaxima and minimaReal numberOptimization (mathematics)

Question 7: Furthermore in ________, surface molecules do not obey the expected configuration in space.
NanomaterialsNanoparticleSol-gelCeramic engineering

Question 8: These abnormalities at the surface are responsible for changes of inter-atomic interactions and ________.
Gallium arsenideElectronic band structureSemiconductorBand gap

Question 9: The ________ can give a background on the investigation of the scale of forces applied to the surface molecules:
Capillary surfaceCurvatureYoung–Laplace equationSurface tension

Question 10: Therefore, a body may not proceed to the global minimum of potential energy, as it would naturally tend to due to ________.
Statistical mechanicsGibbs free energyEntropyThermodynamics


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