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Superposition states and mixed states


Superposition states and mixed states

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The Superposition states and mixed states simulation allows students to use a Stern-Gerlach apparatus that can be oriented along two orthogonal axes to investigate whether they can experimentally distinguish mixed states from superposition states. Students can choose between different input spin states, which include a superposition state and a corresponding mixed state and two unknown input states labelled with question marks. The simulation shows the individual spin measurement outcomes and... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: December 20, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 20, 2013
Submitter: Antje Kohnle
Keywords: Stern-Gerlach apparatus, spin, superposition state, mixed state


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Primary Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales


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