What is the physical reality behind this wavefunction

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What is the physical reality behind this wavefunction? So we have this picture where electrons, protons, neutrons, and photons are all particles  with a wave-like behavior that causes them to constructively and destructively interfere  with themselves, and to set up standing waves when confined within boundaries. But  what is the physical meaning of this wavefunction that is associated with these  subatomic particles? One interpretation is that the square of the wave function tells us the probability of  finding an electron at that point  x  in space. Probability that electron is at x is [ (x)]
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Unformatted text preview: 2 So if we square the wavefunctions above we can obtain the probability of finding a trapped electron between two walls as a function of position and the state of the wavefunction ( i.e. , the number of nodes in its standing wave). Notice how the probability equals zero at the nodes, since the wave function is always zero at those points. n , the number of nodes plus one, is called the principal quantum number since it fully describes (labels) each state in this one dimensional example....
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