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With this PhET simulation, you can explore quantum bound states in double potential wells.  You can interactively change features such as the width, spacing, and height of the wells, and see the changes to the energy eigenstates and wave functions continuously.  Time-dependent probability densities and wave functions can be shown using a variety of representations, for both eigenstates and superposition states.  You can select between square and Coulomb potential wells.
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Quantum Physics
- Bound State Systems
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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= Interactive Simulation
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Mirror: http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/bound-states/co…
Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2005 PHET and University of Colorado
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Keywords: covalent bond, double well, potential well, wave function
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created October 3, 2006 by Gifford Weber
Record Updated: May 15, 2011 by Bruce Mason
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(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/covalent-bonds).
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PhET Simulation: Double Wells and Covalent Bonds (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/covalent-bonds>.
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PhET Simulation: Double Wells and Covalent Bonds. (2006, August 11). Retrieved April 25, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/covalent-bonds
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Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Double Wells and Covalent Bonds. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, August 11, 2006. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/covalent-bonds (accessed 25 April 2014).
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PhET Simulation: Double Wells and Covalent Bonds. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2005. 11 Aug. 2006. 25 Apr. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/covalent-bonds>.
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