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The Quantum Bouncing Ball

The Quantum Bouncing Ball

The movie below shows the evolution of a quantum-mechanical wavepacket bouncing on a hard surface under the influence of gravity. This sort of thing might actually be observed in the laboratory someday, by dropping ultracold atoms onto
an atomic mirror.
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John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
19 years ago
Very interesting applet that runs well. Accompanying references should make for a neat student project.
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