Gaussian Wavepacket Incident on a Potential Step
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This animation shows the spreading of a Gaussian wave packet describing a free quantum particle, and allows the user to change the initial width of the wave packet to see how this influences the spreading time. A "step-by-step exploration" tab explains the key points. The animation can be downloaded. Instructors can email ak81@st-andrews.ac.uk for the password for the instructor resources.
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: January 12, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 15, 2014
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Submitter: Antje Kohnle
Keywords: wave, mechanics, packet, Gaussian, quantum

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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