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QM Superposition Program Documents

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Main Document

QM Superposition Program 

written by Wolfgang Christian

The QM Superposition program displays the time evolution of the position-space wave function.  The default wave function shows a two-state superposition of harmonic oscillator states.  Additional states and other potential energy functions can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item.

QM Superposition 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_superposition.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.

Last Modified May 15, 2008

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Supplemental Documents (2)

QM Superposition Documentation 

A pdf document that briefly describes the QM Superposition program.  It describes how to use the qm_superposition.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises and explorations for use with the qm_superposition.jar file.

Published April 8, 2008
Last Modified May 12, 2008

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QM Superposition Program Distribution 

The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the QM Superposition program.  This distribution contains the QM Superposition program, documentation and exercises, and additional parameter sets for use with the QM Superposition program.

Published April 8, 2008
Last Modified May 15, 2008

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