Visual Quantum Mechanics

Hardware and software requirements (Book Two):

The CD-ROM accompanying the book "Advanced Visual Quantum Mechanics" is a Mac/Iso hybrid. This means that you can use it with Macintosh computers as well as with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP computers.

See a list of known bugs >>


Software: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, or later,
QuickTime 6.3 or later.

Under rare circumstances (depending on your video card and driver software), it might be necessary to change the QuickTime preferences to "Save Mode",
see Preferences / QuickTime Settings / Video Settings .

(Due to licensing issues, the installer for QuickTime 6 cannot be distributed on the CD-ROM. You can, however, download QuickTime easily from Apple's web site.)
Hardware: 128 MB RAM
16bit color at 800x600 resolution.
12-speed CD-ROM


Software: Mac OS X v. 10.2.6 or later, QuickTime 6.3 or later.
(QuickTime usually installed as part of the system software.)

A version for Mac OS 9.2 is also provided on the CD-ROM. Tested with QuickTime 6.0.3.

Hardware: Power PC 400 MHz or faster
128MB of available RAM
16bit color at 800x600 resolution
12-speed CD-ROM


Presently, there is no Unix/Linux version of AVQM.
It is, however, possible to run AVQM.exe under the Windows emulation Wine, see

You will have to install QuickTime under Wine, which is indeed possible. It might be necessary, however, to change the QuickTime preferences to "save mode".
The whole procedure is not recommended for Linux newbies. But once you've got QuickTime to function properly, AVQM should run smoothly (provided the computer is fast enough).

General remarks

If you need the best possible performance (e.g., for video projection in a lecture hall), and if you have 600 MB of free disk space, you may copy the whole contents of the CD-ROM to a folder on your hard disk.


In order to use the Mathematica notebooks for producing your own movies, you must have Mathematica 5.0 or better.