- the wave equation of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics.Also called Schrödinger wave equation.Compare wave equation(def 2).
Origin of Schrödinger equation
1950–55; after E. Schrödinger
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- an equation used in wave mechanics to describe a physical system. For a particle of mass m and potential energy V it is written (i h /2π).(∂ψ/∂ t) = (– h ²/8π² m)∇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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