# Quantum-Mechanical Particle in a Cylinder

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This is one of the three classic particle-in-a-box problems in elementary quantum mechanics, along with the cuboid and the sphere. For a particle of mass in a right circular cylinder of radius and altitude , the Schrödinger equation in cylindrical coordinates , , can be written as

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Contributed by: S. M. Blinder (March 2011)

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