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halle young 4A
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shrodinger equation

Postby halle young 4A » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:05 pm

I know we won't have to do calculations with this equation, but conceptually can someone go over what the equation does? I am still a bit confused on what it means.
thanks

A Raab 1K
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Re: shrodinger equation

Postby A Raab 1K » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:33 pm

I think it just describes the wave function or a path that a given system will take. It has to do with potential energy and kinetic energy to find the total energy, and using it to find the behavior of an electron bound to a nucleus.

Camellia Liu 1J
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Re: shrodinger equation

Postby Camellia Liu 1J » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:42 pm

Shrodinger's equation basically defines a wave function of a particle that has a certain value at any given time for certain points in space. It also helps specify how the waves are altered by external forces.

The equation is HΨ=EΨ,
where Ψ represents the height of a wave at position x, y, z and
Ψ^2 represents the probability of finding an electron

so change in Ψ(x, y, z) = energy (x, y, z)

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Re: shrodinger equation

Postby ValerieChavarin 4F » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:20 pm

I was confused about this too, since he went over it really quick. The textbook provides a bit more information on it.

Emma Popescu 1L
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Re: shrodinger equation

Postby Emma Popescu 1L » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:40 pm

The Schrodinger equation is used to calculate both the wavefunction and the corresponding energy. There is a lot of information about it in Topic 1C in the textbook but we do not need to read that section.


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