# Difference between Schrodinger's equation and wave function?

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Is there a difference between Schrodinger's equation and the wave function? In the beginning of the second edition by David J. Griffiths he compares the classical F(x,t) and Schrodinger's equation and I am having trouble understanding the connection.

PeterDonis
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Is there a difference between Schrodinger's equation and the wave function?
Of course; Schrodinger's equation is the equation that the wave function satisfies, which is obviously not the same as the wave function itself.

Of course; Schrodinger's equation is the equation that the wave function satisfies, which is obviously not the same as the wave function itself.