# Physical significance of normalizing a wave function?

1. Nov 20, 2011

### saravanan13

Dear friends
In quantum mechanics what is the physical significance of normalizing a wave function?

2. Nov 20, 2011

### Fredrik

Staff Emeritus
Re: Normalization

It makes some formulas look nicer. (Short answer yes, but there isn't much more to say).

3. Nov 21, 2011

### shahbazi

Re: Normalization

hi
in fact physical interpretation is statistical interpretation.this means sum of probability is 1 and we interpretated square of wawe function is probability of position.

4. Nov 21, 2011

### dextercioby

Re: Normalization

The normalization is a consequence of the statistical content of wavefunctions. We normalize vectors to unity to keep a lot of formulas simpler, without the need to always divide vectors by their modulus.