Faculty Advisor

Lew Yan Voon, Lok C.

Abstract

The Fast Fourier Transform technique (FFT) is applied for the first time to solve the three-dimensional quantum dot problem. The development of the technique is to solve the one-band, variable-mass, finite barrier Schrodinger equation. Then the theory is applied to the quantum ice cream problem. A secondary objective was to compare the FFT computation with the Finite Difference Method. The FFT is found to be less efficient than the Finite Difference Method.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Program

Physics

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