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What does this mean?Does it relate to state of the system,i.e,the wave function at time t?or can it also be used for a non-relativistic particle(particle not at the speed of light) with a given position or perhaps a harmonic oscillator?

Its simply an equation describing how the state (when expanded in terms of position eigenstates) varies in time

That may be a bit of gibberish right now. To fully understand it you need to see a complete development of QM from first principles.

It likely is more mathematically advanced than you are at present, but the book to have a look at is Ballentine - Quantum Mechabics - A Modern Development:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/9814578584/?tag=pfamazon01-20

In particular have a look at the first 3 chapters. I think its likely you will get the gist even if the mathematical detail is a bit obscure.

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Bill

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