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Quantum Physics and the Schrödinger Equation

Part of the Quantum Physics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When a quantum mechanical state can be described by a wave function,

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then this is a solution of the Schrödinger equation, which is written in terms of the potential

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and energy

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like so:

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The Schrödinger equation work in three dimensions as well:

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