Free Particle Motion in One Dimension
Description of a particle as a harmonic wave of sharp momentum and as a wave packet with a Gaussian spectral function. Approximation of a wave packet as a sum of harmonic waves. Probability-current density. Quantile motion. Classical phase-space description. Analogies in optics: harmonic light waves and light wave packets. Discussion of the uncertainty principle.
KeywordsWave Packet Spectral Function Free Particle Harmonic Wave Gaussian Wave Packet
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