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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: 22 July 2024

TOPIC 7 p. 53Predicting the outcome of experimentslocked

TOPIC 7 p. 53Predicting the outcome of experimentslocked

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

Abstract

Contents

Wavefunctions as linear combinations 53

Brief illustration 7.1: The measurement of an observable 54

Mean values as expectation values 54

Example 7.1: Calculating an expectation value 55

The orthogonality of eigenfunctions 55

The expectation value of a linear combination of...

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