Credit: First schematic is done by Cecile Grigne at the European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM)
In the previous blog post What is Computational Physics (Science)?, I ended the post with the following figure
|Graph of the probability distribution of the 100th state of the quantum
harmonic oscillator (generated using the power series method).
and stated that I might write a post on how to solve the Quantum harmonic oscillator numerically using the power series method (the other method being the ladder operator method ) and generate that figure. This post is just about that.
Ok. First I need to clear the cache with the restart command, import the PDEtools (to solve the pde SE) and Maplets[Elements] (necessary if you want to generate a maplet with a slider) packages.
restart; with(PDEtools): #we need to use the dchange command later in the solution with(Maplets[Elements]):