### Schrodinger's Equation

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**Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:45 pm**Can someone please further explain what Schrodinger's Equation is used for exactly. I'm still unsure.

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Posted: **Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:45 pm**

Can someone please further explain what Schrodinger's Equation is used for exactly. I'm still unsure.

Posted: **Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:51 pm**

Schrodingerâ€™s equation is used for the Uncertainty Principle. It is used to find the energy levels of the QM systems.

Posted: **Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:46 pm**

What is Schrodinger's equation? I understand what it does from that, but what is the difference in what this equation does from DeBroglies wave equation and Heisnebergs indeterminacy equation?

Posted: **Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:57 pm**

Schrodinger's equation: a very complicated equation that describes the wave function of an atom and thus created quantum mechanics.

De Broglie's wave equation: tells you the wavelength given off by any moving particle with momentum (mass and velocity).

Heisenberg's indeterminacy equation: says that both the position and velocity cannot be measured exactly (if you know the position, you can't know velocity).

De Broglie's wave equation: tells you the wavelength given off by any moving particle with momentum (mass and velocity).

Heisenberg's indeterminacy equation: says that both the position and velocity cannot be measured exactly (if you know the position, you can't know velocity).

Posted: **Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:24 pm**

What exactly is quantum mechanics? I don't understand what it applies to

Posted: **Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:51 pm**

How does the wave function of an atom convert to quantum mechanics and how does whatever value Schrodinger's equation gives you convert to the wave function of an atom?

Posted: **Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:23 am**

The Schrodinger equation determines the probability amplitude, which is related to the probability, of a certain system being in a certain state. This eigenvalue equation relates a certain state of a system to its corresponding energy, relative to the other levels of the system. It often takes a wave equation that describes the quantum system as a set of probabilities. Generally speaking, you solve for the wave equation, which gives you the state of the system, from the observable characteristics of the system; the total energy that you measure the system as having.

Posted: **Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:47 am**

Is the Schrodinger equation typically used to find the wavefunction itself or the total energy (kinetic + potential) of the wavefunction? Do observations reveal the total energy and allow the wavefunction to be derived from it?

Posted: **Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:34 pm**

Yeah I am unsure about when this equation would be used or calculations associated with it?