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The QM Superposition program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function.  The default wave function shows a two-state superposition of harmonic oscillator states.  Additional states and other potential energy functions can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item.

QM Superposition 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.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, infinite square well, quantum mechanics, superposition, wave packets
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Metadata instance created April 7, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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QM Superposition Program:

Is Part Of Demo Package

The Demo Package contains curricular materials for the teaching of quantum mechanics using the QM Superposition Program.

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Is the Basis For Open Source Physics Curricular Material for Quantum Mechanics

The paper Open Source Physics Curricular Material for Quantum Mechanics describes in detail the QM Superposition Program.

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Is Part Of OSP QuILT Package: Time Evolution of a Wave Function

The QM Superposition Program is used by the OSP Quilt Package's curricular materials for the teaching of quantum mechanics.

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Is Part Of Phase Matters Package

The QM Superposition Program is used by the Phase Matters Package's curricular materials for the teaching of quantum mechanics.

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Is Part Of QM Superposition Package

The QM Superposition Program is used by the Superposition Package's curricular materials for the teaching of quantum mechanics.

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