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The QM Momentum Measurement program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function and can be used to simulate the quantum-mechanical measurement of momentum to a finite precision.  The default wave function is an equal-mix four-state superposition in the infinite square well.  

QM Momentum 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_p.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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Quantum Physics
- Bound State Systems
- Foundations and Measurements
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© 2008 Wolfgang Christian
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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 momentum, quantum measurement, quantum mechanics, superposition, wave packets
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Metadata instance created April 9, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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May 15, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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W. Christian, Computer Program QM MOMENTUM MEASUREMENT PROGRAM, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6822&DocID=298).
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Christian, W. (2008). QM Momentum Measurement Program (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6822&DocID=298
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Christian, Wolfgang. QM Momentum Measurement Program. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6822&DocID=298>.
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