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written by the Kansas State Physics Education Research Group and Dean A. Zollman
This resource discusses the meaning of quantum wavefunctions in terms of measurement probabilities. The double-slit experiment is used to motivate the concept of probabilistic measurements. A shockwave applet is then used to allow students to explore the relationship between a 1D wavefunction and probabilities. Both the magnitude of the probability density and the probability in a finite interval in position can be displayed.
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Interpreting Wave Functions:
Is Part Of Visual Quantum Mechanics
Visual Quantum Mechanics contains a series of simulations, tutorials, and pedagogy to help in the learning of concepts in quantum physics. This material is suitable for a wide range of students.relation by Bruce Mason
Is Referenced By Matter Waves
Matter Waves demonstrates the wave-like nature of particles, a natural prerequisite to the Interpreting Wave Functions tutorial.relation by Bruce Mason
Requires Double Slit Diffraction
The Double Slit Diffraction experiment demonstrates the need for a description of the measurement probability.relation by Bruce Mason
Requires Probability Illustrator
The Probability Illustrator demonstrates the relationship between the wave function and the probability amplituderelation by Bruce Mason
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