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we often say that the square of wave function gives us the probability density where the particle is. how can the square of a function might predict about the existence of a particle?
ahsaas said:
how can the square of a function might predict about the existence of a particle?
Is the uncertainty in the wave-function caused by our inability to measure the particles without affecting them?jtbell said:It's a fundamental postulate of quantum mechanics, in the wave-mechanics formulation. and therefore has no further explanation. Its justification is the experimental verification of predictions derived from it and the other postulates of QM.
The square of the wave function is a mathematical operation applied to a wave function, which is used to determine the probability density of finding a particle in a specific location.
The square of the wave function gives us the probability density because it represents the likelihood of finding a particle in a certain location when measured.
The square of the wave function is important in quantum mechanics because it helps us understand the probabilistic nature of particles at the microscopic level and is a fundamental concept in the field.
No, the square of the wave function cannot be negative as it represents a probability density, which must be a positive value.
The square of the wave function is used in practical applications such as quantum mechanics calculations, predicting the behavior of particles in quantum systems, and understanding the behavior of atoms and molecules.