How did Heisenberg's Principle influence Schrodinger to develop his wave equation?

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Heisenberg's Principle explains matter as a result of particle motion.  In the field of quantum physics, however, there remained unsuccessful attempts to explain the occurence of physical phenomenon, such as how a Geiger counter would click when waves passed it, as though it were counting a particle being emitted.  This led Schrodinger to formulate his postulations on wave mechanics, that energy could be transmitted in the form of waves, as well as particles.


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