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what would a wave function of

phi(x) = Ke^(-a|x|)

look like?

would it be like an exponential graph with a graph reflected along the y axis?

and its probability distrubution (phi)^2?
i have no idea...i can't seem to find it by googling.
 
alias25 said:
would it be like an exponential graph with a graph reflected along the y axis?
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Yes. Try plotting a few values

alias25 said:
and its probability distrubution (phi)^2?
[tex] |\Psi (x)|^2 [/tex] is the probability density.

The probability of measuring a position in the interval [a, b] is the integral of [tex] |\Psi (x)|^2 [/tex] evaluted between a and b, make sure to normalise the wavefunction first.
nb: This is 1-particle in 1-dimension, which is what I suspect you want.
 

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