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Circular Well Model
written by Wolfgang Christian
The Circular Well model displays the 2D energy eigenstates of a particle trapped in a very deep two-dimensional circular well.  Because the Schrödinger equation for this system is separable into radial and angular differential equations, the solution can be expressed as a product of a Bessel function and and a complex exponential.

The Circular Well model is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_qm_CircularWell.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open EJS Model" from the pop-up menu item.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Practices
- Active Learning
Mathematical Tools
- Series and Functions
Quantum Physics
- Bound State Systems
- General
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Lecture/Presentation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
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Wolfgang Christian
energy eigenfunctions, energy eigenstates, infinite square well, quantum mechanics
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Metadata instance created November 12, 2009 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
November 21, 2015 by Bruce Mason
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November 10, 2009
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W. Christian, Computer Program CIRCULAR WELL MODEL, Version 1.0 (2009), WWW Document, (
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Christian, W. (2009). Circular Well Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from
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Christian, Wolfgang. "Circular Well Model." Version 1.0. (accessed 13 July 2024).
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Christian, Wolfgang. Circular Well Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2009. Java 1.5. 13 July 2024 <>.
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Circular Well Model:

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