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String theory and the wave function

  1. Oct 13, 2005 #1
    I didn't find an article about this so I'll ask it here:

    How does the quantum mechanical wave function of a particle arise in ST?

    Sorry if it has been asked before, but I couldn't find a topic about it.
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  3. Nov 16, 2006 #2


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    In string theory, the quantum state can be represented as a functional
    [tex] \Psi[X(\sigma)] [/tex]
    In the pointlike limit you can ignore the dependence on \sigma, so what remains is a wave function
    [tex] \Psi(X) [/tex]
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2006
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