# $L_{2}$ | ðŸ—– nosplit | â†‘ parent "$L_{p}$" | 118

$L_{p}$ for $p==2$.

$L_{2}$ is by far the most important of $L_{p}$ because it is quantum mechanics states live, because the total probability of being in any state has to be 1!

$L_{2}$ has some crucially important properties that other $L_{p}$ don't (TODO confirm and make those more precise):

- it is the only $L_{p}$ that is Hilbert space because it is the only one where an inner product compatible with the metric can be defined:
- Fourier basis is complete for $L_{2}$, which is great for solving differential equation