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written by Wolfgang Christian
The Ejs Wave Function Plotter model displays a one-dimensional wave function u(x,t) depicting a disturbance at position x and time t. The disturbance can be mass density, pressure, or electric field depending on the physical context. The default wave function is sinusoidal but any other analytic function can be entered in the text box.  The number of sampling points can also be changed.  You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.  

Ejs Wave Function Plotter model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_osc_chains_WaveFunctionPlotter.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.  Additional Ejs models for Newtonian mechanics are available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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© 2008 Wolfgang Christian
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Keywords:
Easy Java Simulations, Ejs, OSP, Open Source Physics, classical mechanics, modeling, plot, wave function
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 5, 2008 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
June 13, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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July 1, 2008
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W. Christian, Computer Program WAVE FUNCTION PLOTTER MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7570&DocID=590).
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Christian, W. (2008). Wave Function Plotter Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7570&DocID=590
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Christian, Wolfgang. "Wave Function Plotter Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7570&DocID=590 (accessed 2 September 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang. Wave Function Plotter Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java (JRE) 1.5. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7570&DocID=590>.
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