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Schrodinger equation and Born's Rule

  1. Mar 29, 2017 #1

    yecko

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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Q18.
    Which of the following statements about Schrodinger equation is true?
    A) The exact solution of the equation never exists
    B) It is only applicable to the hydrogen-like atoms
    C) We can know the energy of the atomic orbital by solving the equation
    D) The square of the equation gives the probability of finding an electron

    Answer: C

    2. Relevant equations
    Schrodinger equation

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I do not understand the answer why is not D.
    "The atomic orbital, when squared, describes the probability of finding the electron at a spatial location; Therefore, an atomic orbital is simply the probability amplitude function. ( |Y(x,y,z)|2; Born’s rule, 1926 ) "
    Isn't Born's rule applicable in the question?
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2017 #2

    ShayanJ

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    Born rule involves the square of the wave-function, not the square of the Schrodinger equation.
     
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