I'm reading Harrison's book on Solid State Theory, and he states without explanation that the many-particle wavefunction in a solid must be anti-symmetric with respect to exchange of any two electrons. I guess it may be obvious, but can someone explain why it's anti-symmetric?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Anti-symmetric electron wavefunctions

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