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QMwebJS—An Open Source Software Tool to Visualize and Share Time-Evolving Three-Dimensional Wavefunctions

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Departamento de Linguaxes e Sistemas Informáticos, Universidade de Vigo. As Lagoas s/n, ES-32004 Ourense, Spain
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Applied Physics Department, School of Aeronautic and Space Engineering, Universidade de Vigo. As Lagoas s/n, ES-32004 Ourense, Spain
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Mathematics 2020, 8(3), 430; https://doi.org/10.3390/math8030430
Received: 10 February 2020 / Revised: 3 March 2020 / Accepted: 11 March 2020 / Published: 16 March 2020
Numerical simulation experiments are of great importance for research and education in Physics. They can be greatly aided by proper graphical representations, especially for spatio-temporal dynamics. In this contribution, we describe and provide a novel Javascript-based library and cloud microservice—QMwebJS—for the visualization of the temporal evolution of three-dimensional distributions. It is an easy to use, web-based library for creating, editing, and exporting 3D models based on the particle sampling method. Accessible from any standard browser, it does not require downloads or installations. Users can directly share their work with other students, teachers or researchers by keeping their models in the cloud and allowing for interactive viewing of the spatio-temporal solutions. This software tool was developed to support quantum mechanics teaching at an undergraduate level by plotting the spatial probability density distribution given by the wavefunction, but it can be useful in different contexts including the study of nonlinear waves. View Full-Text
Keywords: scientific visualization; Schrödinger equation; mathematical software; WebGL; physics simulations; quantum mechanics; physics education scientific visualization; Schrödinger equation; mathematical software; WebGL; physics simulations; quantum mechanics; physics education
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Figueiras, E.; N. Olivieri, D.; Paredes, A.; Michinel, H. QMwebJS—An Open Source Software Tool to Visualize and Share Time-Evolving Three-Dimensional Wavefunctions. Mathematics 2020, 8, 430.

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