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written by Wolfgang Christian
The QM Superposition 2D program displays the time evolution of the two-dimensional position-space wave function using color to represent its phase. The default wave function is a two-state superposition in the x (nx = 1,2) and y dimension (ny = 3,4) state in an infinite square well.  Additional states and other potential energy functions can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item.  

QM Superposition 2D 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_superposition_2d.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, quantum mechanics, superposition, two dimensional, two dimensions
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Metadata instance created May 18, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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May 18, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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W. Christian, Computer Program QM SUPERPOSITION 2D PROGRAM, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7180&DocID=364).
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W. Christian, Computer Program QM SUPERPOSITION 2D PROGRAM, Version 1.0 (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7180&DocID=364>.
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Christian, W. (2008). QM Superposition 2D Program (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved September 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7180&DocID=364
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Christian, Wolfgang. "QM Superposition 2D Program." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7180&DocID=364 (accessed 23 September 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang. QM Superposition 2D Program. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7180&DocID=364>.
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