Physics: Quantum
App details
About Physics: Quantum
Physics: Quantum simulates the quantum mechanical wavefunction of an electron. Unlike other simulations that only calculate stationary states of a “particle in a box”, this app simulates the change in time for a onedimensional wavefunction.
You can set a number of starting conditions, such as a superposition of particleinabox states, or a highly localized wavepacket. Then start the simulation to witness the changing wavefunction in a quantum well.
You have control over many visualization options. You can show the real and imaginary parts of the wavefunction independently, along with the probability distribution–as shown in most textbooks–or you can also show a 3D representation of the wavefunction in the real and imaginary plane.
Physics: Quantum is safe for use by everyone 3 years and older, but is best used as a supplement for someone learning quantum mechanics, or for someone who wants to gain a better intuitive understanding of the dynamics of Schrodinger’s equation.
Key features

Learn about quantum mechanics

Visualize the quantum mechanical wavefunction of an electron

Choose the starting conditions

Multiple visualizations to better understand how the wavefunction behaves

Speed up or slow down the simulation

Exciting "wobble" feature to see in 3D without VR glasses!

Free