Scattering of a Gaussian Wave Packet on an Infinite Wall

Scattering of a Gaussian wavepacket on an infinite wall.


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function — view , , or
initial position — the initial position of the center of the wave packet
initial momentum — the initial momentum of the center of the wave packet
initial spread — the initial spread of the wave packet
time— time in
As distinct from bound state calculations, at spatial and temporal infinity many more things can happen in quantum mechanical scattering theories: normalization matters, flux versus probability density changes, and so on. This Demonstration treats the simplest possible example, the 1D scattering on a hard wall.
M. Belloni, M. A. Doncheski, R. W. Robinett.
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