# Quantum Physics - Schroedinger theory

• Moston-Duggan
The Schroedinger theory would still fit the equations and continue to accurately describe the behavior of quantum particles.
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## Homework Statement

What would be the effect on the Schroedinger theory of changing the definition of total energy in the relation f = E/h by adding the constant rest mass energy of the particle?

The answer needs to explain how the theory would alter or even if it would fit the theory. Sorry but i am new to quantum and do not yet understand the underlying theory to well yet even though i can do elementary numerical questions

* This is not a coursework problem i am currently studying Eisberg and Resnicks - Quantum physics of atoms - molecules - etc

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Homework Equations f = E/hThe Attempt at a SolutionAdding the rest mass energy of the particle would not affect the Schroedinger theory in any way since it is already incorporated in the definition of total energy. The rest mass energy of a particle is equal to the product of its mass and the square of the speed of light, so adding it to the equation would not change anything.

## 1. What is Schrödinger's theory in quantum physics?

Schrödinger's theory is a mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics that describes the evolution of a quantum system over time. It is based on the concept of wave functions, which represent the probability amplitudes of particles in a quantum system.

## 2. What is the Schrödinger equation?

The Schrödinger equation is a fundamental equation in quantum mechanics that describes the time evolution of a quantum system. It is a partial differential equation that relates the wave function of a particle to its energy and potential energy.

## 3. How does Schrödinger's theory explain the behavior of particles in quantum systems?

Schrödinger's theory explains the behavior of particles in quantum systems by describing them as waves rather than particles. The wave function of a particle represents the probability of finding the particle in a particular state, and the Schrödinger equation describes how this probability changes over time.

## 4. What is the concept of superposition in Schrödinger's theory?

The concept of superposition in Schrödinger's theory states that a quantum system can exist in multiple states simultaneously, and the wave function of the system represents a combination of all these states. This allows for the possibility of particles existing in multiple places at once.

## 5. How is Schrödinger's theory different from classical mechanics?

Schrödinger's theory is different from classical mechanics in that it describes the behavior of particles at the quantum level, where classical mechanics breaks down. It takes into account the probabilistic nature of particles and allows for the existence of particles in multiple states at once, unlike classical mechanics which only deals with particles in one definite state.

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