Difference between Schrodinger's equation and wave function?

  • #1
29
3
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.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
PeterDonis
Mentor
Insights Author
2020 Award
32,939
11,432
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.
 
  • #3
29
3
Of course; Schrodinger's equation is the equation that the wave function satisfies, which is obviously not the same as the wave function itself.
OK, thank you for your reply Peter.
 

Related Threads on Difference between Schrodinger's equation and wave function?

Replies
4
Views
893
Replies
4
Views
3K
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
7
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
13
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
992
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
3K
Top