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Homework Help: Schrodinger's equation is linear

  1. Jan 11, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I am to show that Schrodinger's equation is linear.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think it is sufficient to show that if psi1 and psi 2 are the solutions of Schrodinger equation, then any linear combination of them, say (a psi1+b psi 2) is also a soluton to that equation.

    Am I missing something?
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2008
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  3. Jan 11, 2008 #2


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    No, nothing. If you show that then the SE is linear.
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