Unformatted text preview: particle with that definite value of x (or p or E). We say that the wavefunction collapses to the eigenfunction corresponding to the eigenvalue x. If you make a measurement of position, and find the value x o , then immediately after the measurement is made, the wavefunction will be sharply peaked about that value, like so: Actually, the graph on the right should have a much taller peak because the area under the graph on the right. 2/27/2012 © University of Colorado, Michael Dubson | Ψ | 2 x x | Ψ | 2 x o Before measurement After measurement...
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- Fall '08
- mechanics, wavefunction changes