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A function that satisfies a wave equation and describes the properties of a wave.
‘The bizarre quantum-mechanical ‘photon’ is described by a wave function that basically can give us probabilities that the photon will hit any point on your detector.’
‘Entangled particles are inextricably entwined because they share the same wave function, or quantum description, and therefore, in a sense, the same future.’
‘Shortly after the advancement of the Schrödinger equation German physicist Max Born postulated that the wave function could be used to determine the probability of finding a particle in a particular region at a specific time.’
‘This leads one to the postulate that in two spatial dimensions, particles can obey statistics where swapping the particles results in multiplying the wave function by a phase factor where is not an integer multiple of pi.’
‘All objects have a wave function which represents the probability of locating that object at a particular point in space.’