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Unformatted text preview: Observables, Operators, Eigenfunctions and Eigenvalues We are about to press on and look at. operators in more detail. But first let us review some important points: -For every isolated system there exists a mathematical function of the coordinates and time. -This function contains encoded within itself all possible 111eaningfiil information about the state of the system. “We call this function the wavefilnction (or sometimes state fiJnction), 14}. -It is obtained as a solution to the Schrodinger wave equation. in the special case of the time-independent Schrodinger equation the wavefimction represents physical situations in which the probability density does not depend on time (stationary states). Postulate 3: The wavefimction L|J (x, f) is obtained by solving the equation: ifigw :I-llp The tune-dqlcndentSchrfidingcr Eqn- ...
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