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The QM Superposition program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function.  It is distributed as part of a zip file that contains the ready-to-run (compiled) code, as well as additional documentation, exercises, and data files.  Unzip the distribution and double click the qm_superposition.jar file which will run the program if Java is installed.  The default wave function shows a two-state superposition of harmonic oscillator states.  Other configurations can be observed by loading data files using the File | Load XML menu item.

QM Superposition is one of 18 Open Source Physics programs that model time-dependent
quantum mechanics using an energy eigenstate expansion.  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 of Java.
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Quantum Physics
- Bound State Systems
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© 2008 Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian
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PACSs:
01.50.hv
03.65.-w
07.05.Tp
Keywords:
OSP, Open Source Physics, energy eigenstates, quantum mechanics, superposition, wave packets
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created April 15, 2008 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
April 15, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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April 1, 2008
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M. Belloni and W. Christian, Computer Program QM SUPERPOSITION PROGRAM DISTRIBUTION, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6868&DocID=306).
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M. Belloni and W. Christian, Computer Program QM SUPERPOSITION PROGRAM DISTRIBUTION, Version 1.0 (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6868&DocID=306>.
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Belloni, M., & Christian, W. (2008). QM Superposition Program Distribution (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6868&DocID=306
Chicago Format
Belloni, Mario, and Wolfgang Christian. "QM Superposition Program Distribution." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6868&DocID=306 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Belloni, Mario, and Wolfgang Christian. QM Superposition Program Distribution. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6868&DocID=306>.
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