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Exploring the Harmonic Oscillator Wave Function Components
Theresa Julia Zielinski, Monmouth University |
A Mathcad template that provides students with guided inquiry practice with harmonic oscillator wave functions. | |

Femtochemistry
Mark David Ellison, Wittenberg University |
Students explore a simple solution to the time-dependent Schrödinger equation in the context of understanding femtochemistryl. After a review of the time-independent harmonic oscillator model studentsstudy the process of exciting molecules with an ultrafast laser pulse and in a superposition that has time-dependent behavior. | |

Modeling Chemical Bonds with a Mathematical Function
Theresa Julia Zielinski, Monmouth University |
Mathcad documents providing a framework for exploration of basic harmonic oscillator concepts used as a model for the chemical bond. The treatment is classical Hooke's Law as used in Molecular Mechanics. | |

Variational Method Applied to the Harmonic Oscillator
S. Keith Dunn, Centre College |
Mathcad document that introduces students to the variational method using a simple, one-dimensional harmonic oscillator and sinusoidal particle-in-a-box wavefunctions as a basis set. |