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What does it mean to normalize a non-normalized wavefuction as in

  1. Nov 1, 2009 #1
    What does it mean to normalize a non-normalized wavefuction as in psi=something?
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2009 #2

    jtbell

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    Re: normalization

    Assuming that the particle has to exist somewhere, the total probability, found by integrating [itex]\Psi^*\Psi[/itex] over all space, has to equal 1.0 (a.k.a. 100%). Normalization means to multiply [itex]\Psi[/itex] by a suitable constant so as to make this integral come out that way.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2009 #3
    Re: normalization

    thank you :D
     
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