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wave function

n.
A mathematical function used in quantum mechanics to describe the propagation of the wave associated with any particle or group of particles.

wave function

n
(General Physics) physics a mathematical function of position and generally time, used in wave mechanics to describe the state of a physical system. Symbol: ψ
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Finally, let us mention that the present method for finding recurrence relations can be extended to any quantum system whose (radial) wave function are proportional to hypergeometric-type functions (see e.
In both cases, the PV observables open a new window into specific features of the nuclear many-body wave function which can only be exploited if the NN weak interaction amplitudes are known.
Wigner (1) has even suggested that consciousness plays an active role in the collapse of the wave function, which might explain why we do not perceive the many alternatives described by probabilities that are governed by the evolution of the wave function but encounter a unique reality.
The issue is mainly brought into attention in 3c: "How can the progressive collapse of the wave function be experimentally monitored?
The Canadian scientists claim that their new method of probing molecular structure has yielded the most revealing image so far of an electron's wave function.
that the partial wave function of a neutron of kinetic energy [E.
It is the global form of the wave function (symmetric or antisymmetric) that is responsible for the existence of Fermi-Dirac or Bose-Einstein statistics.
According to the standard interpretation of quantum theory, the collapse of the electron wave function to one side or the other of the barrier, after the tunneling produces a component on each side, is purely a random event, internal to the quantum system.
Contributors describe their advances in two-electron reduced density matrix (2-RDM) mechanics that are realizing the direct calculation of the 2-RDM without the wave function.
n] at a height z equals the square of the modulus of its wave function |[[psi].
In the simpler case of an undisturbed electron orbiting a nucleus, scientists have calculated the full, detailed solution, or wave function, and from it derived the so-called orbital shapes of the electron cloud.