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Why do the lowest eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of an infinite square well provide the best approximation to the corresponding eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of a finite square well?

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Because the lowest allowed energy is the farthest from the top of the well i.e. the finiteness of the well is "felt" the least by this eigenfuntion and eigenvalue.

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