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Wave funtion of a particle help

  1. Aug 15, 2007 #1
    im first year physics undergrad. and am having big trouble understandin wave function, im doing past exam papers and heres a questions that i cant answer (its really simple though!)

    Q: What is the physical meaning of the wavefunction of the particle?

    thats it, im having real trouble graspin the whole concept and don't see how i can apply it to a particle (my notes are s shambles)

    thanks
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2007 #2

    malawi_glenn

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    Well in basic physics courses covering Modern physics and Quantum mechanics, the square of the wave function for a particle is the probablitiy to be found at a certain point.

    I hope this web site can give you more information:

    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html
    [click on quantum physics -> Wave function etc.]
     
  4. Aug 19, 2007 #3
    cheers mate
     
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