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Interactive Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Experiments on the Computer

  • S. Brandt
  • T. Stroh
  • H.D. Dahmen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 1-4
  3. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 5-31
  4. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 32-62
  5. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 63-121
  6. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 122-137
  7. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 138-157
  8. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 158-184
  9. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 185-212
  10. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 213-223
  11. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 224-237
  12. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 238-268
  13. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 269-314
  14. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 315-364
  15. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen, Tilo Stroh
    Pages 365-367
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 369-377

About this book

Introduction

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INTERACTIVE QUANTUM MECHANICS allows students to perform their own quantum-physics experiments on their computer, in vivid 3D color graphics. Topics covered include:
•        harmonic waves and wave packets,
•        free particles as well as bound states and scattering in various potentials in one and three dimensions (both stationary and time dependent),
•        two-particle systems, coupled harmonic oscillators,
•        distinguishable and indistinguishable particles,
•        coherent and squeezed states in time-dependent motion,
•        quantized angular momentum,
•        spin and magnetic resonance,
•        hybridization.
For the present edition the physics scope has been widened appreciably. Moreover, INTERQUANTA can now produce user-defined movies of quantum-mechanical situations. Movies can be viewed directly and also be saved to be shown later in any browser.
Sections on special functions of mathematical physics, coordinate systems and units, over 300 class-tested problems with hints for solutions, and a complete user’s guide to the INTERQUANTA program are also included.
No programming or computer experience is needed to use INTERQUANTA. Its Java™-based interface is as simple to use as surfing the Internet. Features of the INTERQUANTA program include:
•        easy-to-use interface allowing fast change of physics parameters,
•        demonstrations for each chapter illustrating new physical concepts and features of INTERQUANTA,
•        electronic help files guiding users through the program,
•        simple printing of user-produced graphics.
INTERQUANTA runs on:
•        personal computers under Windows® and Linux,
•        Macintosh computers under Mac OS X.(INTERQUANTA was tested on 32-bit systems under Windows® 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, and 7, under Linux Kernel 2.6.13, and under Mac OS X 10.4.11 for PowerPC and x86 processors. On 64-bit systems it was tested under Windows 7, Linux Kernel 2.6.28, and Mac OS X 10.6.4 for x86_64 processors.)
INTERQUANTA’s virtual “quantum mechanics laboratory” is a uniquely innovative approach to this important but abstract field of physics, and will benefit any student of quantum mechanics.

Keywords

Bound states in one dimension Free particle motion in one dimension Guide to using Interquanta Interactive computer program IQ Physical concepts of coupled harmonic oscillators Quantized angular momentum Qunatum experiments on the computer

Authors and affiliations

  • S. Brandt
    • 1
  • T. Stroh
    • 2
  • H.D. Dahmen
    • 3
  1. 1.FB 7 PhysikUniversität SiegenSiegenGermany
  2. 2.FB 7 PhysikUniversität SiegenSiegenGermany
  3. 3.FB 7 PhysikUniversität SiegenSiegenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7424-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7423-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7424-2
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