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What does show solutions to the schroedinger eqn mean?

  1. Aug 10, 2011 #1
    What does "show solutions to the schroedinger eqn" mean?

    I'm sorry for the very beginner question, I'm a mature student who's just come back to University so I'm unaccustomed to the terminology.

    The question has given us a wave function and asked us to show that at later times Ψ is a solution to the schroedinger equation.

    Is all I need to do plug it in and show that LHS = RHS?
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2011 #2
    Re: What does "show solutions to the schroedinger eqn" mean?

    If they ask specifically for [itex]\psi[/itex] at later times then I'm guessing you may want to find the parts of [itex]\psi[/itex] that become negligible for large t. Then plugging in it should work.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2011 #3
    Re: What does "show solutions to the schroedinger eqn" mean?

    You're right. Write down the initial state, and then the time-dependent wave function, plug it into the Schrodinger Equation, it make sure it holds identically.
     
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