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What is wave packet

  1. Dec 28, 2008 #1
    hi this is abhimanyu.
    i m a new comer in the world of quantum physics. pls tell me what is wave packet?
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  3. Dec 29, 2008 #2


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    Same thing as a wave packet in electromagnetism etc ;-) Wave packet is a wave physics concept, it is not specific for quantum physics.
  4. Dec 30, 2008 #3
    Simply one can say wave packets are superposition of (single) waves
  5. Dec 31, 2008 #4
    A wave packet is a localized (a function that goes to zero very fast as x goes to [itex]\pm \infty[/itex]) function that travels around. A good example is a Gaussian shaped function moving in time, for instance:

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