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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.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
2 supplemental documents are available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Quantum Physics
- Foundations and Measurements
- General
- Spin and Finite Dimensional Systems
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- Professional/Practitioners
- Educators
- application/java
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© 2008 Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian
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OSP, Open Source Physics, measurement, quantum mechanics, spin, spin eigenstates, spin-1/2 particles, superposition
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 2, 2008 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
January 23, 2010 by Mario Belloni
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when Cataloged:
May 1, 2008
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M. Belloni and W. Christian, Computer Program SPINS PACKAGE, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7329&DocID=491).
M. Belloni and W. Christian, Computer Program SPINS PACKAGE, Version 1.0 (2008), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7329&DocID=491>.
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Belloni, M., & Christian, W. (2008). Spins Package (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved July 22, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7329&DocID=491
Chicago Format
Belloni, Mario, and Wolfgang Christian. "Spins Package." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7329&DocID=491 (accessed 22 July 2024).
MLA Format
Belloni, Mario, and Wolfgang Christian. Spins Package. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 22 July 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7329&DocID=491>.
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@misc{ Author = "Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian", Title = {Spins Package}, Month = {May}, Year = {2008} }
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