A mathematical function used in quantum mechanics to describe the propagation of the wave associated with any particle or group of particles.
(physics) A mathematical expression, function, or quantity used in quantum mechanics to describe the wave, energy levels, eigenvalues, and locations in space of any moving particle, as an electron in an atom.
A mathematical function used in quantum mechanics to describe the propagation of the wave associated with a particle or group of particles. The wave function is a solution to Schrödinger's equation, given the boundary conditions that describe the physical system in which the particle is found. The square of the function evaluated at a given point in space is proportional to the probability of finding the particle in the immediate vicinity of that position.
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