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The QM Wigner program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function and the associated quasi-probability distribution in phase space via the Wigner function.  The default wave function is a Gaussian wave packet in a harmonic oscillator.  Additional states and other potential energy functions can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item.

QM Wigner 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_wigner.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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© 2008 Wolfgang Christian
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PACSs:
01.50.hv
03.65.-w
07.05.Tp
Keywords:
OSP, Open Source Physics, Wigner function, energy eigenstates, infinite square well, phase space, quantum mechanics, quasi phase space, 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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