Here we present one of our favorite exercises: spectra. In this exercise, students are guided through how to build the flowscene using Composer before they are asked to analyze how the eigenenergies of a quantum system change as a function of the potential term in Schrödinger's equation.

This is an excellent place to start if you wish to give students an introduction to Composer. We are in the process of working on more onboarding material, but in the meantime, if your students need more of an introduction to Composer, please let us know. We can help!

Note that for this exercise, there are four flow files. These are included in a zip folder that you can download using the link below.


Key words and phrases: quantum harmonic oscillator, infinite square well, energy spectra, eigenvalues, anharmonic oscillator

The PDF file for this exercise can be found here.

A zip file of the four flow files needed for this exercise can be found here.