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Schrödinger's equation, its derivation

  1. Jun 18, 2012 #1
    Richard Feynman said:

    So does this mean that it is a equation like the Balmer formula or the Rydberg equation? There's no theory behind it, it's just an empirical formula? Did S just look at data and come up with an equation that fit the data? Is it possible that we will find out why the S equation is the way it is in the future, just as Bohr found out why the Balmer formula is the way it is?
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  3. Jun 18, 2012 #2


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