As a subset of the Maryland University
Project in Physics and Educational Technology (M.U.P.P.E.T.)
programs, the QM MUPPET programs are modeling utilities that
allow students to vary parameters of a model and study the behavior
of quantum systems.
(Links below are to the executable
programs, which run only on DOS, depending on your browser settings,
these will run or be downloaded to your hard drive; you will
need to have egavga.bgi installed to run the programs properly.)
The programs included on this CD are:
- fourier: A program to
help students explore Fourier transformations. This program could
be used instead of, or in conjunction with, our spreadsheet program
(see the main software page for further information).
- gibbs: This program
allows students to see how Fourier sums used to create a square
wave packet lead to convergence problems (The Gibbs phenomena).
- pulses:This program
helps visualize elements of wave motion by modeling the continuum
as a set of discrete elements. The program displays and solves
for the motion of up to 50 identical masses connected by identical
- quantum1: In this program,
students are able to find the eigenvalues of a single square
well potential. This program can used instead of, or in conjunction
with, the physlets also included on this CD (see the main software
page for further information).
- quantum2: A program to
help visualize solutions to the Schrödinger equation in
one dimension for a variety of potential wells: square, stepped,
ramp, and asymmetric. This program could used instead of, or
in conjunction with, the physlets also included on this CD (see
the main software page for further information).
- wavepack: A program that
allows different wavepackets to be created and analyzed.
To run these programs, download all
files from the MUPPET folder (located at "NewModel"
--> "software" --> "muppet" on the
CD-ROM) to your hard drive. The programs are executables that
run only on DOS compliant machines. (note
that the file egavga.bgi is required
for the programs to run and must be located in the folder in
which the programs are located).
For more information on MUPPET, click