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So in the steady state Schrodinger equation (SE), the E on the RHS (see http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/SchroedingerEquation.html)

is the sum of the kinetic and potential energy of the electron.

However, is this the same as the 'internal energy'?The statistical distribution used to describe electrons is the Fermi-Dirac, where the exponential terms contain 'E' and 'mu'. So is this E the same as that in the SE equation?

Also, if E is the total sum of the KE and PE of the electron,what aspect of the energy of the electron is described by the chemical potential 'mu'?

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# Energy on the RHS of Schrodinger wave equation

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