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- n. New England Variant of scrod.
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- n. Alternative spelling of scrod.
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- n. flesh of young Atlantic cod weighing up to 2 pounds; also young haddock and pollock; often broiled
- n. young Atlantic cod or haddock especially one split and boned for cooking
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The fact that the wavefunction - the very quantity whose evolution schrod eqn describes - is not an observable gives it a very different flavor than the electromagnetic field.
(*) I guess you can derive schrod eqn from quantum field theory, but to me that just begs the question of how do you derive quantum field theory.
It was Holy Thursday night and I was drinking something that, and I know it sounds impossible, tasted like her saltine-cracker-covered schrod, when they got the call.
Thinking more about the question of “deriving” the schrod eqn, maybe an analogy would be to the “derivation” of maxwell’s eqns in, e.g.,
Well, I did provide a pointer to Schrod’s original paper, so I don’t think I * totally* missed his point Agreed that it would be nice if textbooks explained why schrod choose particular eqn. 87.
It would be nice if there were a similar set of well-established experimental facts that could similarly lead you to schrod eqn. My guess is that there * isn’t* such an argument, because it seems like the experimental facts would have to involve the wavefunction, but we dont’ really * have* any experimental facts about wavefunctions.