Quantum Mechanical Scattering...

This JAVA applet integrates the Schrödinger wave equation.

The wave funcition Psi(x,t) is initially a guassian wave packet moving to the right.

The wave function, Psi(x,t), is shown in the shaded region below. The height of the curve is determined by the probability density p(x,t) = |Psi(x,t)|^2 and the color is chosen directly from Psi(x,t) by a mapping described in Visualizing Complex Functions.

The real and imaginary parts of Psi(x,t) are shown in blue and green.

The potential energy function v(x) is shown in red.



John L. Richardson        Silicon Graphics, Inc. 
E-Mail: jlr@sgi.com       http://reality.sgi.com/jlr