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QM Position Expectation Value Program Documents

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QM Position Expectation Value Program 

written by Wolfgang Christian

The QM Position Expectation Value program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function and the associated position expectation value.  The default wave function is a two-state superposition of infinite square well states.  Additional states and other potential energy functions can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item.  

QM Position Expectation Value 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_expectation_x.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.

Last Modified May 15, 2008

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Supplemental Documents (2)

QM Position Expectation Value Program Documentation 

A pdf document that briefly describes the QM Position Expectation Value program. It describes how to use the qm_expectation_x.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises and explorations for use with the qm_expectation_x.jar file.

Published April 8, 2008
Last Modified May 12, 2008

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QM Position Expectation Value Program Distribution 

The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the QM Position Expectation Value program. This distribution contains the QM Position Expectation Value program,  documentation and exercises, and additional parameter sets (xml files) for use with the QM Position Expectation Value program.

Published April 8, 2008
Last Modified May 15, 2008

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