Atom in a Box by Dauger Research, Inc. (iPhone)
Released: Feb 2, 2019
Version: 1.1
Size: 1 MB
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Ranking - Education (iPhone)

Atom in a Box

Dauger Research, Inc.
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Atom in a Box is an aid for visualizing the Hydrogenic atomic orbitals, the three-dimensional states that the electron occupies in Hydrogen, a prime and otherwise unwieldy example of Quantum Mechanics. It interactively shows what the Hydrogen atom "looks" like. Unique among visualizations of Quantum Mechanics, it uses highly optimized code to perform 3D volumetric raytracing through the electron wavefunction's probability density and presents its results in real-time. It animates and mathematically describes all 140 eigenstates up to the n=7 energy level. The app links to an online FAQ, and the atom rotates with multitouch and the accelerometer. The bottom line is: Explore! The user are meant to explore all aspects of the atom, what it is and what it can do.

What's new in version 1.1
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Updated to run as a 64-bit native app
Completed compatibility with iOS 11
Removed calls to deprecated iOS APIs
Added flexibility to screen sizes of more recent iPhone hardware
Fixed numerous cosmetic issues
Adjusted and rebalanced Atom Wars gameplay
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Atom in a Box is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + It is currently 20% off its regular price.
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