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Wave funtion of a particle help

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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
 

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.]
 
cheers mate
 

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