Editor selections by Topic and Unit

The Physics Front is a free service provided by the AAPT in partnership with the NSF/NSDL.

Computer Program Detail Page

Item Picture

This record is currently in the approval process for inclusion into the Physics Front collection. If you feel this record should be given priority you may contact the editor using our feedback form.

Free Gaussian Wave Packet
written by Jose Ignacio Fernández Palop
The Free Gaussian Wave Packet model simulates the time evolution of a free-particle Gaussian wave packet in position and k (momentum) space.  The position-space and k-space (momentum-space) wave functions are depicted using three colors on the graph to depict the absolute square of the wave function, the real part of the wave function, and the imaginary part of the wave function.  The user may change the wave packet's initial width, its initial average position, and its initial average k value (momentum).

The Free Gaussian Wave Packet 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_free_gaussian.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Quantum Physics
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Scattering and Continuum State Systems
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Educators
- Learners
- application/java
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!

Access Rights:
Free access
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
José Ignacio Fernández Palop
EJS, Easy Java Simulations, Gaussian, OSP, Open Source Physics, free particle, quantum mechanics
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 15, 2010 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
June 6, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
Last Update
when Cataloged:
July 15, 2010
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
J. Palop, Computer Program FREE GAUSSIAN WAVE PACKET (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10271&DocID=1770).
J. Palop, Computer Program FREE GAUSSIAN WAVE PACKET (2010), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10271&DocID=1770>.
APA Format
Palop, J. (2010). Free Gaussian Wave Packet [Computer software]. Retrieved September 27, 2016, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10271&DocID=1770
Chicago Format
Palop, Jose Ignacio Fernández. "Free Gaussian Wave Packet." http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10271&DocID=1770 (accessed 27 September 2016).
MLA Format
Palop, Jose Ignacio Fernández. Free Gaussian Wave Packet. Computer software. 2010. Java (JRE) 1.5. 27 Sep. 2016 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10271&DocID=1770>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Jose Ignacio Fernández Palop", Title = {Free Gaussian Wave Packet}, Month = {July}, Year = {2010} }
Refer Export Format

%A Jose Ignacio Fernández Palop
%T Free Gaussian Wave Packet
%D July 15, 2010
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10271&DocID=1770
%O application/java

EndNote Export Format

%0 Computer Program
%A Palop, Jose Ignacio Fernández
%D July 15, 2010
%T Free Gaussian Wave Packet
%8 July 15, 2010
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10271&DocID=1770

Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

This resource is stored in 2 shared folders.

You must login to access shared folders.

Free Gaussian Wave Packet:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Free Gaussian Wave Packet.

relation by Mario Belloni

Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders



Related Materials