HSC Quanta to Quarks

The HSC Physics topic Quanta to Quarks includes the concept of the wave nature of an electron.

  1. When we draw an electron as a wave what does the height of the wave represent?
  2. Is the electron mass spread out along the wavelength?
  3. In quantum mechanics an electron is described by a wave function. Is this the same as the de Broglie matter wave?
  4. What is the physical interpretation of the wave function?
  5. According to quantum mechanics what actually is the electron in the hydrogen atom? Is it a particle moving in an orbit?