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Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change

Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change (Second Edition)

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and Ronald Friedman
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date: 14 July 2024

TOPIC 6 p. 47Extracting information from the wavefunction locked

TOPIC 6 p. 47Extracting information from the wavefunction locked

  • Peter Atkins, Peter AtkinsLincoln College
  • Julio de PaulaJulio de PaulaChemistry Lewis & Clark College
  •  and Ronald FriedmanRonald FriedmanIndiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

Abstract

Contents

Postulate III: quantum mechanical operators 47

Brief illustration 6.1: The kinetic energy operator in two dimensions 49

Postulate IV: eigenvalues and eigenfunctions 50

Example 6.1: Identifying an eigenfunction 50

Brief illustration 6.2: The wavefunction as an eigenfunction 51

Checklist of concepts 52...

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