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The expectation value of an operator


The expectation value of an operator

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The Expectation value of an operator simulation aims to help students make connections between experimental measurement outcomes and expectation values. The simulation allows students to use a Stern-Gerlach apparatus to take measurements on a stream of identical input particles to experimentally determine the expectation value of the z-component of spin. Students can choose between two different input spin states, one of which is an unknown state that needs to be determined by taking data. The... 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, expectation value


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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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