The wavepacket simulator

Stuart Lynn ( and Owain Kenway (, the School of Physics at the University of Edinburgh.


The wavepacket simulator is a java applet which allows you to build up wave packets, either by manually inputting waves which are superimposed or by inputting a mean wave number and spread. The medium through which the waves travel is dispersive. 

The applet has three modes (auto-packet, manual and lecture). Lecture is probably the least useful as it is specific to a course taught here at Edinburgh, but it does show a nice example wave packet.



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