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HEEEELP wave functions

  1. Sep 12, 2004 #1
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  3. Sep 12, 2004 #2


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    Can they all have physical significance though? can for example psi(x) = cos-1 x be a wavefunction? The answer is no, so what conditons are imposed on the wavefunction?
  4. Sep 12, 2004 #3
    How do you figure? The problem asks you to decide which can have physical significance, so obviously some must be ruled out. What do you think are the requirements for a function to admit an interpretation as a physical wavefunction?
  5. Sep 13, 2004 #4
    I think one of the requirements is that the graph should be continuous, and another requirement is that it shouldn't be a multiple valued function, so it should be a one on one function. With these two requirements, I could rule two graphs.
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