Scattering of a Gaussian Wave Packet on an Infinite Wall

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Scattering of a Gaussian wavepacket on an infinite wall.

Contributed by: Michael Trott (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



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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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