What does it mean when we say that two functions are orthogonal (the physical meaning, not the mathematical one)? I tried to search for the physical meaning and from what I read, it means that the two states are mutually exclusive. Can anyone elaborate more on this?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Why do we impose orthogonality condition in many of the problems like infinite square well, harmonic oscillator etc?

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