# How to calculate the many-body wavefunction

1. Sep 18, 2008

### unica

hello, friends in this forum. Do you provide me some cues in calculating the many-body wavefunction? such as the fpu-beta model, the Hamiltonian of it is
$$H=\sum_{i=1}^{N}\frac{p_{i}^{2}}{2}+\frac{(x_{i}-x_{i-1})^{2}}{2}+\frac{(x_{i}-x_{i-1})^{4}}{4}$$
,Thank you!

2. Sep 19, 2008

### olgranpappy

"the" many-body wavefunction? There are very many many-body wavefunctions. Which one do you want to calculate? The ground state, perhaps?

3. Sep 19, 2008

### unica

Yes, I mean the ground state. Do you know how to calculate it theoretically or numerically?

Last edited: Sep 19, 2008