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.
Kansas State Physics Education Research Group, & Zollman, D. (n.d.). Interpreting Wave Functions. Retrieved May 30, 2016, from http://web.phys.ksu.edu/vqm/tutorials/interpretingwavefunctions/index.html
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