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ERIC Number: EJ1174501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1309-7202
Systematic Convergence in Applying Variational Method to Double-Well Potential
Mei, Wai-Ning
European Journal of Physics Education, v7 n2 p28-44 2016
In this work, we demonstrate the application of the variational method by computing the ground- and first-excited state energies of a double-well potential. We start with the proper choice of the trial wave functions using optimized parameters, and notice that accurate expectation values in excellent agreement with the numerical results can be acquired by cautious systematic improvement of trial wave functions.
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Language: English
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