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### Single Idea 21235

#### [catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / d. Quantum mechanics]

Full Idea

Dirac showed that the Schrödinger waves were simply the mathematical quantities involved in transforming the description of a quantum based on its energy values to one based on possible values of its position.

Gist of Idea

The Schrödinger waves are just the maths of transforming energy values to positions

Source

Graham Farmelo (The Strangest Man [2009], 08)

A Reaction

Does this eliminate actual physical 'waves' from the theory?

Book Reference

Farmelo,Graham: 'The Strangest Man [Paul Dirac]' [Faber 2009], p.112