1-D Schrodinger Equation Solutions

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These 3-D images are from an animation I made for a computational physics class. I used VPython to make a visualization that depicted all the solutions (real and complex) to the Schrodinger equation for the one-dimensional particle in a box scenario. I tried to recreate what I saw in a video by Dr. Steve Spicklemire on YouTube, since I thought it was such an interesting and beautiful way to depict these wave functions.  My version came out looking pretty close to his, but not exactly the same.

Click here to see the original video.

Images © Oxidants Happen Comics 2014.

 

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