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Physical significance of normalizing a wave function?

  1. Nov 20, 2011 #1
    Dear friends
    In quantum mechanics what is the physical significance of normalizing a wave function?

    Thanks in well advance
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  3. Nov 20, 2011 #2


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    Re: Normalization

    It makes some formulas look nicer. (Short answer yes, but there isn't much more to say).
  4. Nov 21, 2011 #3
    Re: Normalization

    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.
  5. Nov 21, 2011 #4


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    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.
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