wave function

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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.
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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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"Wigner's friend" parable (qwiff stands for quantum wave function).11