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Uncertainty of spin measurement outcomes


Uncertainty of spin measurement outcomes

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The Uncertainty of spin measurement outcomes simulation aims to help students develop an understanding of quantum uncertainty by allowing students to send spin ½ particles through up to three successive Stern-Gerlach apparatuses (SGAs), and changing the orientation of the second SGA. The simulation shows the individual measurement outcomes, the measurement outcome probabilities and the uncertainty in the spin measurement outcome of the final SGA mathematically and graphically. An accompanying... 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, incompatible observables, uncertainty, successive Stern-Gerlach experiments


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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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Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales


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