Question
A physicist is watching a 15-kg orangutan at a zoo swing lazily in a tire at the end of a rope. He (the physicist) notices that each oscillation takes 3.00 s and hypothesizes that the energy is quantized. (a) What is the difference in energy in joules between allowed oscillator states? (b) What is the value of n for a state where the energy is 5.00 J? (c) Can the quantization be observed?
1. $2.21 \times 10^{-34} \textrm{ J}$
2. $2.26 \times 10^{-34}$
3. No, this quantization can not be observed since $\Delta E$ is too small.
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