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The QM Momentum Carpet program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function and the associated quantum-mechanical momentum-time diagram, the momentum-space quantum carpet.  The default wave function is a Gaussian wave packet in an infinite square well.  Additional states and other potential energy functions can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item.

QM Momentum Carpet 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_momentun_carpet.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.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
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Quantum Physics
- Bound State Systems
- General
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
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© 2008 Wolfgang Christian
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PACSs:
01.50.hv
03.65.-w
07.05.Tp
Keywords:
OSP, Open Source Physics, energy eigenstates, infinite square well, momentum, momentum space, quantum carpet, quantum mechanics, superposition, wave packets
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Metadata instance created April 8, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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May 15, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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Christian, Wolfgang. QM Momentum Carpet Program. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 30 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6812&DocID=293>.
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