wave mechanics |

6/9 | Schrödinger
Equation: Simulation
This is a representation of a wave function Y(x,t) which initially is a Gaussian wave packet moving to the right. As soon as the wave hits a barrier (which is indicated by the red potential), it splits into a passing and a reflecting part. In terms of physics this means that with a certain probability, a particle is able to penetrate a barrier that according to classic physics is impenetrable (tunnel effect). The probability distribution p(x,t) = |Y(x,t)| |