A Gaussian function is often chosen as the amplitude function for the wave packet of a single particle. It is handy because the Fourier Transform of a Gaussian is also a Gaussian. So the position and momentum representations would both be Gaussians.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

But is there anyevidence that nature prefers Gaussians for single-particle wave packets?empirical

Thanks in advance.

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# Does Nature Like Gaussians?

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