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Description:

The QM Carpet program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function and the associated quantum-mechanical spacetime diagram, the quantum carpet. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the qm_carpet.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. The default wave function is a Gaussian wave packet in an infinite square well. Additional states and other potential energy functions can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item. QM Carpet is one of 18 Open Source Physics programs that model time-dependent quantum mechanics using an energy eigenstate expansion. Other programs provide additional visualizations. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Superposition.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

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

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English

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