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What Schrodinger Equation Describes

  1. Nov 3, 2008 #1

    I have a conceptual question about Schrodinger Equation.
    In the textbook, it says that "Schrodinger Equation contains all the dynamical information that can be known about the wave function", but what exactly is "all dynamical information about the wave function"?

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Nov 3, 2008 #2


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    It contains all the values of the observables that you can measure, and how they evolve with time.

  4. Nov 3, 2008 #3


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    What that sentence means is just that the Schrödinger equation tells you everything there is to know about how the wave function changes with time. ("Dynamics" is about how things change with time).

    You might find post #8 in this thread interesting too.
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