Eigenstate Superposition Model
written by
Wolfgang Christian
The Eigenstate Superposition model illustrates the fundamental building blocks of one-dimensional quantum mechanics, the energy eigenfunctions ψ_{n}(x) and energy eigenvalues E_{n}. The user enters the expansion coefficients into a table and the simulation uses the superposition principle to construct and display a time-dependent wave function using either infinite square well (ISW) or simple harmonic oscillator (SHO) eigenfunctions.
The Eigenstate Superposition model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_qm_Superposition.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Eigenstate Superposition source code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the eigenstate superposition model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run the model using EJS. download 29kb .zip Published: September 11, 2008
Zeeman Effect
Author: MuckrakerW M There are applets or even software that simulates the Zeeman Effect but I cannot find anything at all at this particular website which uses Ejs to create physics applets for use by scientists primarily illustrating Zeeman's effect. Anyone know why this is so?
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Eigenstate Superposition Simulation
Author: MuckrakerW M The ejs simulator certainly helps you to get a better understanding of how to compute the eigenfunctions and their corresponding eigenvalues. But this is done when you normalize the wave function, which, in order to be normalized must be square integrable and finite. Then you can observe depending on quantum number n the various energy eigenfunctions and values in the 1-d infinite square well as they oscillate at different wavelengths and amplitudes you can set again depending on your bounds, i.e. -a < x < a. Moreover that you do all this because the eigenfunctions are standing waves in a bound state and not traveling waves.
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Re: Eigenstate Superposition Simulation
Author: Bruce, ComPADRE Dir Thank you for your comment. This is true, the Superposition Model uses the simple harmonic oscillator wavefunctions using the Hermite Polynomials, as outlined in the description.
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Year = {2008}
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