Quantum Mechanics Basics

 These tutorials introduce some of the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics.  As with the original Visual Quantum Mechanics they rely significantly on visualization and logic and to a lesser extend on mathematics.  The reasoning level in these tutorials is somewhat higher than in the original materials.  (All tutorials files are PDF.)


Bound States

Discreet Energy Levels

Electron Diffraction

Exploring Quantum Tunneling

Uncertainty Principle

Interpreting Wave Functions

Sketching Wave Functions 1

Sketching Wave Functions 2

Sketching Wave Functions 3

Shape of the Wave Function

Wave Packet

Wave Functions & Energies in Atoms


Instructors seeking materials at a level which is more advanced than these should consider Advanced Visual Quantum Mechanics.

Supported by the National  Science Foundation under grant DUE 965288.