# Electronic wave functions - I. A general method of calculation for the stationary states of any molecular system

@article{Boys1950ElectronicWF, title={Electronic wave functions - I. A general method of calculation for the stationary states of any molecular system}, author={Samuel Francis Boys}, journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences}, year={1950}, volume={200}, pages={542 - 554} }

This communication deals with the general theory of obtaining numerical electronic wave functions for the stationary states of atoms and molecules. It is shown that by taking Gaussian functions, and functions derived from these by differentiation with respect to the parameters, complete systems of functions can be constructed appropriate to any molecular problem, and that all the necessary integrals can be explicitly evaluated. These can be used in connexion with the molecular orbital method…

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