1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
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
    2016 Award

  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...