The time independent schrodinger equation doesn't involve complex numbers.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The time-dependent equation does involve complex numbers.

When a complex number appears in an equation or expression can we assume that there is some underlying relation to time?

So if I had a probability such as 1/4 + i / 8 could this be a probability that

varies with time?

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# Complex numbers and time

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