Classical Wavepacket Solution to Schrodinger's Equation
Christopher Palmer and James Paulin
Department of Physics
Using The AppletThe user can re-set four parameters by left-clicking in
the four control panel windows,
deleting the current value and typing in the
After changing any parameter, left-click on Redraw button.
||-n0 to n0|
|Mean Quantum no.
||dn+1 to 300|
|Quantum no. Range
||1 to 25|
||-180. to 180.|
(Apart from the restriction
n0 > dn the range restrictions are elastic: the
may degrade, or in the case of large dn the applet may become very
The Increment T button increases the time by 1/64 units and redraws.
The Default plot is |Psi(x,t)|2, the probability
distribution as a function of x, at the current time
Left-click on the Plot button to obtain a menu of other diagnostic
The text panel displays diagnostic data at the current time for Psi
and |Psi(x,t)|2 plots
and descriptive text for other plots.