This page contains links to various Java applets that can be used to visualize various quantum effects. Many of the applets used in Physics 237 were developed at the University of Colorado at Boulder (PhET).
|How does the blackbody spectrum of the sun compare to visible light? Learn about the blackbody spectrum of the sun, a light bulb, an oven, and the earth. Adjust the temperature to see the wavelength and intensity of the spectrum change. View the color of the peak of the spectral curve.|
|See how light knocks electrons off a metal target, and recreate the experiment that spawned the field of quantum mechanics.|
|How did Rutherford figure out the structure of the atomic nucleus without looking at it? Simulate the famous experiment in which he disproved the Plum Pudding model of the atom by observing alpha particles bouncing off atoms and determining that they must have a small core.|
|Watch quantum "particles" tunnel through barriers. Explore the properties of the wave functions that describe these particles.|
|Explore the properties of quantum "particles" bound in potential wells. See how the wave functions and probability densities that describe them evolve (or don't) over time.|
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