Visualization of the Double Slit Experiment
The goal of the project is to create a 3D visualization of the double slit experiment built in vPython. The double slit experiment is incredibly significant to the understanding of the field of quantum physics, but can be difficult for people unfamiliar with the field to understand. A full 3D visualization of the experiment would greatly improve understanding to people new to the field. The most-recently completed version uses a pseudo-random number generator and dynamically calculated probability curves to create a 2D plot of the final position of simulated particles, built in Python. Values such as the width between the slits, the distance between the slits and the wall, and the wavelength of the particle are all manipulatable as the probability curves are dynamically calculated. The final project will essentially be a rewrite of the code in vPython, with the probability curve visually represented as waves.