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Propagation of a Wavepacket


Propagation of a Wavepacket

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This simulation shows the spreading of a wavepacket, a phenomenon which is a direct consequence of the Heisenberg incertainty principle : If the wavepacket is well localized in configuration space, it must have a large width in momentum space. The parts of the wavepacket corresponding to a larger momentum will propagate faster, hence the spreading.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: April 23, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 20, 2004
Submitter: Chuck Bennett



Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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