Diffusion in a trap

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  1. boks

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    N particles diffuse in one dimension in the potential U(x) = ax^2, with a > 0.
    Find steady-state concentration, c0(x).

    No idea how to solve this. Any equations?
     
  2. thingmaker3

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  3. boks

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    Yes, it's ax^2.
     
  4. boks

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    Here's the answer

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    I still don't understand HOW they obtain that expression...
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
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