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Quantum Chemistry: Electronic Structure

  • Yair ShapiraEmail author
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Abstract

Let’s see how linear algebra and group theory can combine in a practical application in quantum chemistry: the electronic structure in an atom or a molecule. Indeed, the position of each electron is a random variable: we can never tell it for sure, but only at some probability. Likewise, energy and momentum are nondeterministic as well: we can never know what they are precisely, but only with some uncertainty.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceTechnion, Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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