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Term: | wavefunction | Class: |
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Created 26 July 2013Last modified 26 July 2013Contributed by John CobbPermalink:n2t.net/ark:/99152/h1008 | |

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. |