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### Shrodinger Equation

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:26 pm
I understand each of the parts that make up the Shrodinger equation, but I cannot seem to find out how to apply it. What types of problems would you apply this equation to? More specifically, what key words should we look for in problems that involve the use of this equation? What exactly would we use this equation to find? Any help is appreciated!!

### Re: Shrodinger Equation

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:55 pm
According to the text book, itâ€™s used to calculate the wave function for any particle and the corresponding energy E

### Re: Shrodinger Equation

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:44 am
To add on, there can be multiple solutions depending on how many orbitals there are.

### Re: Shrodinger Equation

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:08 am
I don't think we will have to directly apply the Shrodinger Equation to any problems in this course.

### Re: Shrodinger Equation

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:41 pm
I'm not sure if we have to directly apply the equation to solve for anything but getting a good understanding of the equation is probably a good idea.

### Re: Shrodinger Equation

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:04 pm
One finds most use of the Schrodinger equation to all other quantum mechanical objects (bonds, atoms, molecules, orbitals, etc. to name a few). It is noted by $H\Psi =E\Psi$, which is a eigenfunction. In here H would typically contain relevant information about the system (energetics, interaction potentials) and E is the eigenvalue to the possible solution $\Psi$. You are not really expected to apply the equation for this course, but this is used in many fields including simulating/understanding molecular interactions and protein folding to name a few.

### Re: Shrodinger Equation

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:43 pm
If we don't have to apply this equation in the class, would we be expected to explain the experiment and how they derived the equation on the midterm?

### Re: Shrodinger Equation

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:54 pm
what kind of questions related to the equation can we expect to see on the midterm?