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I'm studying QM at the moment but I'm having trouble with two of the postulates. Is the constraint that the wavefunction must be continuous and smooth (continuous first derivatives) based on anything more, or is it simply an axiom of the theory? To me it seems like the condition was placed because it means you then have enough equations to determine the coefficients of the wavefunction.

If it is one of the axioms of the theory I'd be interested to know of any experimental ways of demonstrating that this is the case.

Thanks

Ryan

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