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I understand the basis of the shrodinger equation, but Lavelle mentioned that we won't be using it. So what about shrodinger do we need to know, if anything, for our test/for the class in general? Is it just background knowledge, or will it be something we are tested on?
I believe that we must only know the concept. We use a wave function to describe an electron in an atom. We must also know that a wave function like EM waves can take negative or positive values . This can be depicted by a sin or cos function.
Professor Lavelle mentioned in lecture that while we should understand the basic concept of the Shrodinger Equation, he would not be expecting us to solve problems using the actual equation. In the exam outline posted on his website, it states that we should know the relationship between Shrodinger Equation, wave functions, and orbitals.
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