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The Asymmetric Well


The Asymmetric Well

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This visualization shows the wave function and probability density for energy eigenstates of a quantum particle in a 1D infinite asymmetric well potential. The user can choose the quantum number of the eigenstate, and overlay the classical probability densities. 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: classical probability density, energy eigenfunctions, wave function shapes, asymmetric well


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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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