Newbie Schrodinger equation question

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I discovered physics at a later age and am trying to learn more about Schrodinger's equation, here it is in one dimension -- got to 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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Matterwave
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Those specify partial derivatives. It's the derivative of Psi with respect to 1 particular variable (holding other variables constant).
 
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SteveM19
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Roger -- thks much --
 
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pergradus
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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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