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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Applets for quantum mechanics

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Lawrence Sweet (Student), Apr 30, 2001
Comment: These are excellent tools to visualize the basic postulates of Quantum
Mechanics.
The physical observables demonstrated in the applets are well chosen and allow
for rapid serial imprinting of the basics of the theory. I believe that student
brain time devoted to insufficient mental models of QM is better served by
something like these applets which allow the mind to jump an abstraction layer
conceptually.
This is a good, non-mathematical starting point for QM.

Technical Remarks:

All the remarks that went with the applets were well written and did teach me
new some new physics I had not known about.
The only thing I could think to improve would be to specify in the wave packet
applet whether or not the wave packet is the minimum uncertainty (Gaussian).