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Hartree ansatz method

  1. May 21, 2010 #1
    How does the Hartree product not reflect the antisymmertic nature of Fermions? Why do you take a product rather than a linear combination of the basis functions to get the total wave function (a la LCAO method, i.e. Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals)?
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  3. May 21, 2010 #2


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    This is answered in every textbook on the topic. It's also completely obvious if you know what the antisymmetry requirement is.

    What makes you think that the linear combination doesn't include products?
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