The wave function in quantum physics is a mathematical description of the quantum state of an isolated quantum system. The wave function is a complex-valued probability amplitude from which it is possible to calculate the likelihood of a potential result of a measurement made on the system. The most common symbol for the wave function is the Greek letter Ψ. In general, the wave function is a function of space and time, i.e., Ψ = Ψ(x, y, z, t). The wave function is the central element of quantum theory, which can completely describe a quantum system.
Fig 1. Simple energy diagram for molecular orbital wave functions of H2. (Muller R. P, et al. 2003)
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- Muller R. P, et al. (2003). "Valence Bond Theory." Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology. 411-419.