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Wigner Function and Phase Space JS
written by Wolfgang Christian, Robert Hanson, and Mario Belloni
The Wigner Function and Phase Space JS 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 an Infinite square well (ISW).  Additional potential functions can be loaded via XML configuration files.

The Wigner Function program was developed by Wolfgang Christian (Davidson College) using the Open Source Physics Java code library and published by Mario Belloni (Davidson College) and Wolfgang Christian in a package for the teaching of the time evolution and visualization of energy eigenstates and their superpositions in quantum mechanics https://www.compadre.org/osp/items/detail.cfm?ID=7302. It was converted from Java to JavaScript by Wolfgang Christian and Robert Hanson (St. Olaf College) using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
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Quantum Physics
- Bound State Systems
- General
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Instructional Material
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
PACSs:
01.50.hv
03.65.-w
07.05.Tp
Keywords:
OSP, Wigner function, energy eigenstates, infinite square well, phase space, quasi phase space, superposition, wave packets
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created March 2, 2020 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
March 2, 2020 by Wolfgang Christian
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W. Christian, R. Hanson, and M. Belloni, Computer Program WIGNER FUNCTION AND PHASE SPACE JS, Version 1.0 (2020), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15351&DocID=5265).
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W. Christian, R. Hanson, and M. Belloni, Computer Program WIGNER FUNCTION AND PHASE SPACE JS, Version 1.0 (2020), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15351&DocID=5265>.
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Christian, W., Hanson, R., & Belloni, M. (2020). Wigner Function and Phase Space JS (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved May 29, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15351&DocID=5265
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Christian, W, R. Hanson, and M. Belloni. "Wigner Function and Phase Space JS." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15351&DocID=5265 (accessed 29 May 2020).
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Christian, Wolfgang, Robert Hanson, and Mario Belloni. Wigner Function and Phase Space JS. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2020. Java 1.5. 29 May 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15351&DocID=5265>.
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