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How Schro discovered his equation

  1. Aug 15, 2012 #1
    I keep reading that Schro's equation was the best one that fit the data. Well, what data was he looking at? I keep waiting to see the data that he analyzed to come up with his equation and I never run into it.
     
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  3. Aug 22, 2012 #2
    I'm a little skeptical that no one know the answer to this
     
  4. Aug 22, 2012 #3
  5. Aug 22, 2012 #4

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  6. Aug 22, 2012 #5
    I think the main thing that first convinced people the Schrodinger equation was right was that it predicted the correct spectrum for the hydrogen atom.
     
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