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Other

Description:

This self-contained file contains Open Source Physics programs for the teaching of time evolution and visualization of quantum-mechanical bound states. The suite of programs is based on the ability to expand an arbitrary wave function in terms of basis vectors in a reduced Hilbert space (the superposition principle). One can choose from several real-time visualizations, such as the position and momentum expectation values and the Wigner quasi-probability distribution for position and momentum. We describe how these tools can be used to study the long-term time-dependent properties of quantum-mechanical systems.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Mathematics,Graduate/Professional,harmonic oscillator,OSP,quantum mechanics,wave packets,Wigner function,Informal Education,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Approximation Techniques,Higher Education,superposition,American Journal of Physics,Undergraduate (Upper Division),energy eigenstates,infinite square well,Hilbert space,Java program,Chemistry,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080304154708886T,Engineering,Quantum Physics,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Bound State Systems,Open Source Physics

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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