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The QM Position Measurement program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function and can be used to simulate the quantum-mechanical measurement of position to a finite precision. The default wave function is an equal-mix four-state superposition in the infinite square well.
QM Position Measurement 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_measurement_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.
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