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- This computer visualization activity is designed to help students compute and visualize the quantum mechanical probability for finding the electron in space for the unperturbed hydrogen atom.
- Students use a Maple Worksheet or a Mathematica Notebook to visualize the probability density of the electron in the hydrogen atom and generate animations of the hydrogen orbitals that many of them have seen in chemistry.
- The whole class wrap-up discussion summarizes the solution of the Hydrogen atom with computer simulations, connecting the newly learned physics with the familiar models from introductory chemistry.