Probability of finding an electron

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Katherine Grillo 1B
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Probability of finding an electron

Postby Katherine Grillo 1B » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:54 am

I don't quite understand how you would calculate the probability of finding an electron. I understand that it's psi squared but what does that mean exactly? What would you need to know to calculate that?

Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E
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Re: Probability of finding an electron

Postby Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:18 am

I believe we will not be calculating this any time soon since the Schrodinger Equation is very complex and involves multi-variable calculus. It is beyond the scope of this course.


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