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This webpage contains an interactive simulation that allows users to explore quantum bound states in double potential wells.  Users can interactively change features such as the width, spacing, and height of the wells, and see the changes to the energy eigenstates and wave functions continuously.  Time-dependent probability densities and wave functions can be shown using a variety of representations, for both eigenstates and superposition states. Users can select between square and Coulomb potential wells. This simulations is also contained within the Quantum Bound States simulation.
This page also contains a teacher's guide for use with this simulation.
This page is part of a large and growing collection. It has been designed using principles from physics education research and refined based on student interviews.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Quantum Physics
- Bound State Systems
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Pedagogy
- Learners
- Educators
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application/java
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http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/bou…
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Free access
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© 2005 PHET and University of Colorado
Additional information is available.
Keywords:
covalent bond, double well, potential well, wave function
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 3, 2006 by Gifford Weber
Record Updated:
May 15, 2011 by Bruce Mason
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August 11, 2006
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(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/covalent-bonds).
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PhET Simulation: Double Wells and Covalent Bonds (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/covalent-bonds>.
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PhET Simulation: Double Wells and Covalent Bonds. (2006, August 11). Retrieved August 29, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/covalent-bonds
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Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Double Wells and Covalent Bonds. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, August 11, 2006. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/covalent-bonds (accessed 29 August 2014).
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PhET Simulation: Double Wells and Covalent Bonds. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2005. 11 Aug. 2006. 29 Aug. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/covalent-bonds>.
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