The Ejs QM Eigenstate Superposition Demo model displays the time dependence of a variety of superpositions of energy eigenfunctions for the infinite square well and harmonic oscillator potentials. One of the eleven pre-set superpositions can be selected via a drop-down menu with the resulting wave function shown in phase-as-color representation. A table of the expansion coefficients is shown and can be edited. The width of the infinite square well potential can be changed via a slider. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.
Ejs QM Eigenstate Superposition Demo model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_qm_SuperpositionDemo.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models for classical mechanics are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.
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at least version 1.5 of
QM Eigenstate Superposition Demo Model Source Code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the QM Eigenstate Superposition Demo Model. Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using Ejs. download 119kb .zip
Published: October 15, 2008
Christian, W., & Belloni, M. (2008). QM Eigenstate Superposition Demo Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved September 26, 2016, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8195&DocID=863
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