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Phase Matters Package
written by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian
The Phase Matters package is a self-contained file for the teaching of phase and time evolution in quantum mechanics.  The file contains ready-to-run OSP programs and a set of curricular materials.  The material focuses on when and how, for arbitrary quantum-mechanical states, the phase of the wave function matters.

The Phase Matters 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_phase_matters.jar file will run the package if Java is installed.  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.
1 supplemental document is available
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Quantum Physics
- Bound State Systems
- General
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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© 2008 Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian
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OSP, Open Source Physics, energy eigenstates, phase, quantum mechanics, superposition, wave packets
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Metadata instance created June 2, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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June 29, 2010 by Bruce Mason
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M. Belloni and W. Christian, Computer Program PHASE MATTERS PACKAGE, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7334&DocID=493).
M. Belloni and W. Christian, Computer Program PHASE MATTERS PACKAGE, Version 1.0 (2008), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7334&DocID=493>.
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Belloni, M., & Christian, W. (2008). Phase Matters Package (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7334&DocID=493
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Belloni, Mario, and Wolfgang Christian. "Phase Matters Package." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7334&DocID=493 (accessed 15 June 2024).
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Belloni, Mario, and Wolfgang Christian. Phase Matters Package. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 15 June 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7334&DocID=493>.
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Contains QM Superposition Program

The Phase Matters Package contains curricular materials for the teaching of quantum mechanics using the QM Superposition Program.

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