Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

What are the units of a wave function

  1. Jan 10, 2006 #1
    My intuition is that it would be unitless. But if it's magnitude squared is a probability density, then its units would have to be 1 over some power of length. Specifically 1/L^(n/2) where n is the dimension. Where's the error in my thought? Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 10, 2006 #2

    James R

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    No error. You're right.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2006 #3

    ZapperZ

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

  5. Jan 10, 2006 #4
    Thanks guys. That's a nice article also.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: What are the units of a wave function
  1. Units of wave function (Replies: 11)

  2. Wave function units (Replies: 5)

Loading...