We could go on to compute S2 , S3 , etc. How do we find such points? Hence the region to the left of the turning point is the classically accessible region, while the right of the turning point is classically forbidden. In this case the potential is decreasing through the turning point, so the classically accessible region is to the right of the turning point, and the forbidden region to the left.
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First of all, this is not an introductory text. It is assumed that you have already had a good course on introductory quantum mechanics, and that you understood a large portion of that class. This is a graduate level textbook, or advanced undergraduate text.
You will need a good background in calculus, differential equations and solving BVPs and PDEs using Fourier transforms among other simpler methods. With that said, this is an excellent textbook on quantum mechanics. It covers adequately many topics that will help students of both physical chemistry, chemical physics, engineering and physics. The first half of this book covers the basic foundations that any student of the physical sciences should know. The second half delves into topics that will be of selected interest, and give a good brief introduction to these areas-QFT, scattering, and many-body perturbation theory to name a few.
I am giving this four stars because of the readability of the book. It is not horrible, but it is written and reads like most scientists sound when they give talks-a bit dry. Other than that, the problems to work out, the examples given are all wonderful at helping to elucidate quantum mechanics even more.
Quantum Mechanics – Eugen Merzbacher