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written by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian
This set of quantum mechanics java applets, part of the Open Source Physics project, provides simulations that demonstrate the effect of measurement on the time-dependence of quantum states.  Exercises are available that demonstrate the results of measurement of energy, position, and momentum on states in potential wells (square well, harmonic oscillator, asymmetric well, etc). Eigenstates, superpositions of eigenstates, and wave packets can all be studied. Tutorials are also available. The material stresses the measurement of a quantum-mechanical wave function.   The simulations can be delivered either through the OSP Launcher interface or embedded in html pages.

The source code is available, and users are invited to contribute to the collection's development by submitting improvements.  

The simulations are available through the "View attached documents" link below.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Quantum Physics
- Bound State Systems
- Foundations and Measurements
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Collection
- Instructional Material
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application/java
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© 2006 Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni
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Keywords:
OSP, Open Source Physics, asymmetric well, harmonic oscillator, infinite well, physlets
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created June 27, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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July 30, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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M. Belloni and W. Christian, (2006), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3943&DocID=129).
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M. Belloni and W. Christian, OSP: Quantum-mechanical Measurement, (2006), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3943&DocID=129>.
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Belloni, M., & Christian, W. (2006, June 27). OSP: Quantum-mechanical Measurement. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3943&DocID=129
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Belloni, Mario, and Wolfgang Christian. OSP: Quantum-mechanical Measurement. June 27, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3943&DocID=129 (accessed 31 October 2014).
MLA Format
Belloni, Mario, and Wolfgang Christian. OSP: Quantum-mechanical Measurement. 2006. 27 June 2006. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3943&DocID=129>.
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