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Spins is an interactive computer program that simulates Stern-Gerlach measurements on spin 1/2 and spin 1 particles.  This software is used as part of the "Paradigms in Physics" curriculum.  This can be used as an example to study general problems in quantum measurement and time dependence.
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Quantum Physics
- Foundations and Measurements
- Spin and Finite Dimensional Systems
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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Quantum Measurement, Stern-Gerlach
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SPINS Java Homepage:

Is Required By PH425: Spin and Quantum Measurement

The SPINS Java software is the foundation of the PH425 course.

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Is Based On A computer-simulated Stern–Gerlach laboratory

The SPINS Java software is based on an earlier application written for the Macintosh computer.

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Is the Basis For QM Spins Program

The SPINS program is the basis for the QM Spins program.

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References The Nobel Prize in Physics 1943 - Otto Stern

The SPINS Java software can be used to build virtual experiments based on the work initially done by Stern and Gerlach.

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Covers the Same Topic As Quantum Physics Online: Spin 1/2

"Spin 1/2" explores the dynamics of a single spin in static and time-dependent magnetic fields.

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