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SemM

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Hi, in Bohm's "Quantum Theory" David Bohm writes:

for n-particles the wavefunction is:

\begin{equation}

G (_{N}) = Ae^{ip \eta /\hbar} + B e^{-ip \eta /\hbar}

\end{equation}

But this is the same as a wavefunction in one dimension (x) given in Atkins and Friedman "Molecular Quantum Mechanics", just with a different variable:

\begin{equation}

\psi (x) = Ae^{ip x /\hbar} + B e^{-ip x /\hbar}

\end{equation}

Unless I Have typed something wrong here, how does this come about? ##\eta## particles equal dimension x?

for n-particles the wavefunction is:

\begin{equation}

G (_{N}) = Ae^{ip \eta /\hbar} + B e^{-ip \eta /\hbar}

\end{equation}

But this is the same as a wavefunction in one dimension (x) given in Atkins and Friedman "Molecular Quantum Mechanics", just with a different variable:

\begin{equation}

\psi (x) = Ae^{ip x /\hbar} + B e^{-ip x /\hbar}

\end{equation}

Unless I Have typed something wrong here, how does this come about? ##\eta## particles equal dimension x?

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