Given that the wave equation can be represented in complex form for simplicity sake, for normalising by multiplying by complex conjugate and adding amplitudes and so forth.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Would it be possible to do everything with only real wave functions instead of complex wave functions. Given we rederived the schrodinger equation and so forth using the real wave function instead of the complex one?

And if not why not? I thought the complex wave function was only for use of convenience and nothing more.

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# Is it possible to do quantum mechanics without complex functions

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