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What is the purpose of the Schrodinger equation? What is it used for?

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In quantum systems, a wave function represents the probability amplitude of a quantum system to be found in a particular state. While the probability can be calculated by square of the wave function.

Schrodinger equation is a partial differential equation which depicts how a quantum system (represented by its wave function) evolves with time and in space. It is analogous to Newton’s second law which is used to predict the future evolution of a classical dynamical system.

The expression for time independent Schrodinger equation in one dimension is given as,

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Here, *ψ(x)* represents the wave function and *V(x)* is the potential energy operator and *E* is one of the e...

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