Exploring Orthonormal Functions©
Theresa Julia Zielinski
Department of Chemistry, Medical Technology, and Physics
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
United States
mail to: tzielins@monmouth.edu

The goal of this document is to have students experiment with orthonormal functions and gain experience with the expansion of some given function in terms of the components of a complete set of orthonormal functions. This prepares them for the learning about overlap integrals and matricies. An overlap matrix exercise is included in this template.
Editor's Commentary
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Physical Chemistry
Topics: Chemometrics, Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics, Quantum Chemistry
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Zielinski, T. J. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1888
Comments to: Theresa Julia Zielinski tzielins@monmouth.edu
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