Double slit wavefunction

Hi, just need a quick confirmation im right with something! :)

If we are considering electrons (for example) going through the double slit experiment one at a time would it be correct to define the wavefunction for the electron as follows?

$$\Ket{\Psi} = C_1\Ket{\phi_1} + C_2\Ket{\phi_2}$$

where $$\Ket{\phi_1}$$ and $$\Ket{\phi_2}$$ are eigenfunctions representing the electron going trhough slit 1 or slit 2 respectively and the C's are just some constants.

Actually, about the C's, would they be defined as follows?

$$C_1 = 1/ |\Ket{\phi_1}|^2$$

and etc for the other C?

Thanks!

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hmmm, my kets didnt come out, but still means the same thing!

TIA for any replies!

dextercioby
Write $|\Psi>=C_{1}|\phi_{1}>+C_{2}|\phi_{2}>$ and then use Dirac trick apply the corresponding "bra" .Use normalization for each vector and u can come up with the interpretation of those constants in terms of probabilities.
For the expression of each constant,apply 2 times the 2 "bra"s corresponding to $|\phi_{1}>$ and $|\phi_{2}>$ ans use again the normalizations and the orthogonality between vectors.