Amplitude of Probability

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Amplitude of Probability

 

in quantum mechanics, the same as the wave function of the state of the system. The term “amplitude of probability” arises from the fact that the probability of finding the system in a given state is equal to the square of the absolute value of the amplitude of probability of this state.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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