In my previous post, I presented a method of visualizing wavefunctions thatÂ are inherently complex-valued using a single plot that shows both the probability density and phase but frozen in time. Here, I complete this visualization by animating the plot.

# Tag: quantum mechanics

## Visualizing 1D complex-valued wavefunctions

Visualizing wavefunctions is essential in quantum mechanics (or wave physics, in general).

For starters, let’s start with the eigenmode of the wave produced by the transverse displacement of a string of length (like that of a guitar) with fixed endpoints. The modes of these vibrations is given by , where is the maximum displacement, is the position, is the mode number, and is the mode frequency. Shown below is wavefunction for plotted as a single image for different snapshots in time.

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