Schrodinger's wave function

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Alexis Robles 2k
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Schrodinger's wave function

Postby Alexis Robles 2k » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:12 pm

What did Dr. Lavelle mean when he said use "sin and cos" function in this slides

Brandon Tao 1K
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Re: Schrodinger's wave function

Postby Brandon Tao 1K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:35 pm

Sin and cos were used to simply represent the shape of the wave function.

Ryan Yee 1J
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Re: Schrodinger's wave function

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:19 pm

Sine and cosine represent the shape of the wave function because they both describe the relationship between an electron's momentum and position. Since you can only know so much about one while sacrificing information about the other, the relationship is cyclical and represented by sine and cosine functions.

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Re: Schrodinger's wave function

Postby britthanul234 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:30 pm

Basically he was referring to the shape of the wave function graph.


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