The QM Probability program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function and the associated probability density. The default wave function is the n = 5 state in a ramped infinite square well. Additional states and other potential energy functions can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item.

QM Probability 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_probability.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.

Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of Java.

QM Probability Program Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the QM Probability program. It describes how to use the qm_probability.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises and explorations for use with the qm_probability.jar file. download 570kb .pdf
Published: April 8, 2008
previous versions

QM Probability Program Distribution
The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the QM Probability program. This distribution contains the QM Probability program, documentation and exercises, and additional parameter sets (xml files) for use with the QM Probability program. download 1124kb .zip
Published: April 8, 2008
previous versions

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