Relation to sin and cos  [ENDORSED]


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Relation to sin and cos

Postby Vista_Farkhondeh_3O » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:28 am

Can someone please explain again how this equation relates to sin and cos? Thanks

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Re: Relation to sin and cos  [ENDORSED]

Postby Eunnie_Lee_3H » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:40 am

Schrodinger basically used a wave function to describe an electron so he could come up with a general equation for finding the energy of an electron instead of having just an empirical equation like the Rydberg equation.

Wave functions are basically talking about the sin/cos functions. And, the derivative of sin(x) -> cos(x), and derivative of cos(x) -> -sin(x), etc.

Hopefully that made sense!

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