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

1. Jun 9, 2012

sciboudy

why is the function must be normalize ? what is the meaning of normalization
I know it's ∫ψψ*=1 but what it mean ?

2. Jun 9, 2012

oli4

Re: Normalization

It means the total probability is 1

3. Jun 9, 2012

Simon Bridge

Re: Normalization

It means that the probability of finding the particle someplace in the Universe must be exactly 1.
 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.

4. Jun 9, 2012

sciboudy

Re: Normalization

Okay thank you simon and oli4