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written by Wolfgang Christian
The QM Energy Measurement program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function and can be used to simulate the quantum-mechanical measurement of energy.  The default wave function is an equal-mix four-state superposition in the infinite square well.  

QM Energy Measurement is one of 18 Open Source Physics programs that model time-dependent quantum mechanics using an energy eigenstate expansion.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the qm_measurement_e.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Other programs provide additional visualizations.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Superposition.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
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PACSs:
01.50.hv
03.65.-w
07.05.Tp
Keywords:
OSP, Open Source Physics, energy eigenstates, infinite square well, measure energy, measurement, quantum mechanics, superposition, wave packets
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Metadata instance created April 9, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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July 15, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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