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QM Measurement Program Documents

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QM Measurement Program 

written by Wolfgang Christian

The QM Measurement program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function and can be used to simulate the quantum-mechanical measurements of energy, position, and/or momentum.  The default wave function is an equal-mix four-state superposition in the infinite square well.  Additional states and other potential energy functions can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item.

QM 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.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.

Published April 8, 2008
Last Modified May 15, 2008

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