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Newbie Schrodinger equation question

  1. Oct 30, 2011 #1
    I discovered physics at a later age and am trying to learn more about Schrodinger's equation, here it is in one dimension -- gotta crawl before you walk, I guess -- http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/SchroedingerEquation.html == my question is the variable that is multiplied by i x h bar -- I do not know what the meaning is of the greek letter attached to psi in the numerator and t in the denominator. Thank you for your time.
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  3. Oct 30, 2011 #2


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    Those specify partial derivatives. It's the derivative of Psi with respect to 1 particular variable (holding other variables constant).
  4. Oct 31, 2011 #3
    Roger -- thks much --
  5. Oct 31, 2011 #4
    If you don't know that, then you probably need to start over with a calculus textbook, work your way up to differential equations, and then try looking at the Schrodinger equation.
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