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Real and imaginary parts of wave function

  1. Dec 7, 2009 #1
    A very general question:

    What do the real and imaginary parts of a wave function correspond to physically?
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 7, 2009 #2
    nothing since we can modulate these by a phase, only the modulus square of the wave function is physical
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