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My QM book frequently uses both the terms "eigenfunction" and "eigenstate". While they could connote slightly different physical references, they ARE both just eigenvectors, right?

I'm mostly a mathematician by training and am more familiar simply with "eigenvector". It's been bothering me that the two are the same mathematically, but I can't tell in which context they are using each name (they seem to be interchanged quite a bit, one problem refers to eigenstates, the next to eigenfunctions, but they're all just eigenvectors!!).

Thanks.

quasar

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