can u please explain me what is wave function basically ??

Asked by  | 9th May, 2008, 10:37: PM

Expert Answer:

A wave function or wavefunction is a mathematical tool used in quantum mechanics to describe any physical system. It is a function from a space that maps the possible states of the system into the complex numbers. The laws of quantum mechanics (i.e. the Schrödinger equation) describe how the wave function evolves over time. The values of the wave function are probability amplitudes — complex numbers — the squares of the absolute values of which, give the probability distribution that the system will be in any of the possible states.

Answered by  | 11th May, 2008, 05:43: PM

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