The Quantum Bouncer

(Illustration)

 

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A Gaussian wavepacket in the potential infinity*step(-x)+x*step(x), the quantum bouncer [See for example, M. A. Doncheski and R. Robinett, “Expectation value analysis of wave packet solutions for the quantum bouncer: Short-term classical and long term revival behaviors,” American Journal of Physics, 69, 1084-1090 (2001)], is shown along with a graphical representation of <x(t)>.

Credits

Script by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian
Java applets by Wolfgang Christian.