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Successive energy measurements


Successive energy measurements

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This animation shows the effect of a first and a second energy measurement on an initial superposition of states describing a quantum particle in a 1D infinite square well potential. The user can take several measurements, seeing how the superposition collapses into different eigenstates. A "step-by-step exploration" tab explains the key points. The animation can be downloaded. Instructors can email for the password for the instructor resources.
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: January 13, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 15, 2014
Submitter: Antje Kohnle
Keywords: wave function collapse, quantum measurement, successive measurements, superposition state


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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