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Book edition
2nd Edition

Author(s)
Randy Harris

Pages
633 pages

ISBN
9780805303087

**When is the temporal part of the wave function 0 ? Why is this important?**

**Answer:**

The likelihood of discovering the probability would be 0 if the temporal part of a wave function was zero, implying that the particle would have vanished.

The wave function $\psi $ itself has no physical significance. However, the amplitude of wave function corresponds $\psi $ to and the square of the wave function $\psi $ relates to the photon density, the number of photons present in a region, it relates to electron density in a certain region.

Therefore, using the square of wave function, we can measure of the probability that the electron can be found within a particular tiny volume of the atom.

Hence, The likelihood of discovering the probability would be 0 if the temporal part of a wave function was zero, implying that the particle would have vanished.

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