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does the wavefunction have a frequency?

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does the wavefunction have a frequency?

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This is a very ODD request.

does the wavefunction have a frequency?

You already know that one needs to find the energy eigenvalue to calculate such a thing. Yet, you want to find this another way and use the "wavefunction". That's like asking that you know a wrench can be used to tighten a bolt, but can we eat it as a cake?

The wavefunction is only meaningful in the sense that it can produce "observables" that have physical meanings. It is these observables that give you the physical quantities associated with various parameters that we know of. That is why the nature of these Hermitian operators (the observables) are as important as the wavefunction themselves.

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to first order approximation in explanation details, just take the energy eigenvalue of initial state w.f and the energy eigenvalue of the final state and subtract. But not all transitions are possible, but must obey certain selection rules /symmetries.

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thank you

I found these:

http://www.quant-ph.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp/~fffujita/nova064.pdf [Broken]

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Hydrogen-like_atom

I found these:

http://www.quant-ph.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp/~fffujita/nova064.pdf [Broken]

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Hydrogen-like_atom

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