This animation shows the quantum analogy of a classical bouncing ball moving in a gravitational field, without dissipation. The video shows the wave packet motion next to the ball. A graph of the expectation value of the quantum ball versus time is provided that illustrates the dispersion and later reforming of the quantum wave packet.
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Keywords:oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905120012153T,Informal Education,Higher Education,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Scattering and Continuum State Systems,quantum bounce,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Quantum Physics,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,wavepacket,Mathematics,Probability, Waves, and Interference,Physics,quantum barrier,Graduate/Professional
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