a potential well
Square Well | Stepped Well
| Ramp Well |
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For each potential well, enter values
for the energy in a text box.
Choose "Show Psi" (or hit return)
to graph the wavefunction.
You can step (in large or small numerical
steps) and see how the wavefunction calculated by the computer
There are links to the ground state and
first excited state of each well at the bottom of each page.
Click on these links only after you have explored the wavefunctions
of the system at different energies of your own choosing.
Additional information about
physlets can be found at the Davidson
College site (WWW).