schrodinger-equation

Schrödinger equation

noun Physics.
the wave equation of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. Also called Schrödinger wave equation. Compare wave equation ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1950–55; after E. Schrödinger

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Schrödinger equation
 
n
an equation used in wave mechanics to describe a physical system. For a particle of mass m and potential energy V it is written (ih/2π).(∂ψ/∂t) = (--h²/8π²m)∇²ψ + Vψ, where i = √--1, h is the Planck constant, t the time, ∇² the Laplace operator, and ψ the wave function

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