Time Evolution Exercise #1

Please answer the  following 2 questions regarding the Physlet:

Pick an n =   ; then


Shown is the time-dependent wave function for a particle in an infinite square well of length a=2.   The wave function evolves with time according to the TDSE.  You may change the state by choosing an n. 


  1. For n=1, what does a time of t = 1 correspond to?  Why?
  2. For n=1, what then does the color of the wave function at t=0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, and 1 correspond to?


Script by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian.
Questions by Mario Belloni.
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