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

1. Nov 1, 2009

### physixchic

What does it mean to normalize a non-normalized wavefuction as in psi=something?

2. Nov 1, 2009

### Staff: Mentor

Re: normalization

Assuming that the particle has to exist somewhere, the total probability, found by integrating $\Psi^*\Psi$ over all space, has to equal 1.0 (a.k.a. 100%). Normalization means to multiply $\Psi$ by a suitable constant so as to make this integral come out that way.

3. Nov 1, 2009

### physixchic

Re: normalization

thank you :D