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Fermions and Bosons


Fermions and Bosons

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This visualization shows two-particle energy eigenfunctions and probability densities for a 1D infinite square well potential. The visualization allows the user to change the quantum numbers of the two particles, and choose whether they are indistinguishable fermions, bosons or two distinguishable particles. 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
Submitter: Antje Kohnle
Keywords: indistinguishable fermions, infinite square well, boson, distinguishable particles, probability density, fermion, two-particle wavefunction, energy eigenfunction, indistinguishable bosons


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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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