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Term: wavefunction Class:  
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Created 26 July 2013
Last modified 26 July 2013
Contributed by John Cobb

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Definition: in physics, a complex valued function defined on physical space (and potentially additional variables denoting internal parameters such as spin, etc) whose amplitude squared describes the probability distribution of measuring a particle (or field) in a particular state.
Examples: The Schrodinger equation provides a mechanism to solve for non-relativistic wavefunctions given specific forms of potentials.