We chose to develop this applet first since it covers an aspect of the course that is based on relatively simple mathematics, but which students seem to find very confusing. At this point in the course, students have learned the basic aspects of quantum mechanics, namely, that the energy associated with the motions of molecules can not be assigned arbitrarily but must take on specific values.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: August 18, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 29, 2008
Submitter: Scott J. Kleper
Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
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Discussion for Spectroscopic Simulator
14 years ago
John Walkup (Staff)
URL should be http://ir.chem.cmu.edu/irproject/applets/spectro/default.asp. This is a very impressive applet, which demonstrates P, Q, and R branches of diatomic molecule spectra in a way that would be helpful to anyone teaching the subject.