Definition of wave function in English:

wave function

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noun

Physics
  • A function that satisfies a wave equation and describes the properties of a wave.
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    • The bizarre quantum-mechanical ‘photon’ is described by a wave function that basically can give us probabilities that the photon will hit any point on your detector.
    • Shortly after the advancement of the Schrödinger equation German physicist Max Born postulated that the wave function could be used to determine the probability of finding a particle in a particular region at a specific time.
    • All objects have a wave function which represents the probability of locating that object at a particular point in space.

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