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Spins Package Documents

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Main Document

Spins Package 

written by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian

The Spins package is a self-contained file for the teaching of measurement and time evolution of spin-1/2 systems in quantum mechanics.  The file contains ready-to-run OSP programs and a set of curricular materials.  The material focuses on single and multiple measurements of different ensembles of identically prepared spin-1/2 particles.

The Spins package includes two supplemental documents (see below) that contain curricular worksheets in support of the package.

The Spins package is an Open Source Physics curricular package written for the teaching of quantum mechanics.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the osp_spins.jar file will run the package if Java is installed.  The original program, Spins, was written for the Macintosh by Daniel Schroeder and Thomas Moore and was then ported to Java by David McIntyre.  We have made extensive modifications to the Java version of the SPINS program. Other quantum mechanics packages are also available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Quantum Mechanics.

Last Modified June 2, 2008

Supplemental Documents (2)

Spins Worksheet Compilation 

This worksheet compilation is a single self-contained pdf document that describes the QM Spins Package, contains a set of tutorial exercises, and all of the individual worksheets for use with the osp_spins.jar file.

Published June 2, 2008
Last Modified January 23, 2010

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Spins Worksheet Collection 

This collection of worksheets is a zip file containing all (3) of the individual pdf worksheets for use with the Spins Package.

Published January 23, 2010
Last Modified January 23, 2010

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