Schrodinger’s
Equation

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Napthalene

We
are mainly interested to crudely understand the relative densities and phases of eigenfunctions
near the atoms

As an approximation,
assume the electrons are positioned at the atoms centers

Then
the wave function can be thought of as a vector, with each entry given its value at a given atom

(Of course it is helpful
to label the atoms!)

So State Space = ordinary vector space (in this
case, **R**10)

And linear operators (like Schrodinger) are
given by square matrices