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I am having a lot of difficulty conceptually understanding what eigenfunctions and eigenvalues actually are, their physical meaning, i.e. what they represent, and how they interact.

Would anybody happen to be able to explain them in relatively simple terms?

I didn't know whether to put this question in maths or here, hopefully i chose right.

Cheers

Kipper

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# Eigenfunctions and Eigenvalues

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