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Why is the function must be normalize ? what is the meaning of

  1. Jun 9, 2012 #1
    why is the function must be normalize ? what is the meaning of normalization
    I know it's ∫ψψ*=1 but what it mean ?
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2012 #2
    Re: Normalization

    It means the total probability is 1
     
  4. Jun 9, 2012 #3

    Simon Bridge

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    Re: Normalization

    It means that the probability of finding the particle someplace in the Universe must be exactly 1.
    [edit] Oli4 just beat me to it.

    We need to do this because it is often easier to work out the shape of the wave-function without worrying about keeping the probabilities in line at every step.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2012 #4
    Re: Normalization

    Okay thank you simon and oli4
     
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