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    Does anyone have any experience in this?

    I'm going to speak to a lecturer at uni tommorrow as I'm considering doing a 10 week summer project at uni.

    So far he's given me some abstracts, but they aren't terribly useful as I'm not down on the jargon.

    I've had a look on wikipedia and got some useful knowledge but was just wondering if anyone on here could simplify things for me a bit? Give me an overall idea about why it's used and so on.

    Cos the lecturer in question is quite... I dunno, you know the type, doesnt make things easy to understand.

    Cheers, sox.



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    Thanks for all the responses!



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    Quote Originally Posted by sox
    Thanks for all the responses!
    You should make your question more specific.
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    Read the question. I was looking for a broad overview.

    No matter though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sox
    Read the question. I was looking for a broad overview.

    No matter though.
    That is a rather snotty response to someone who was actually trying to gain enough insight into your question to be helpful.

    So, read this if you want a broad overview.

    http://www.fh.huji.ac.il/~roib/Lectu...e_Roi_Baer.pdf

    You might try an advanced research tool like http://www.google.com
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    You know, in this day and age, there's absolutely no excuse for not being able to get basic information about a subject. It used to be you had to ask around to find the right things to look up in the right part of the library. Now, you can pretty much get by using google and wikipedia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRocket
    Quote Originally Posted by sox
    Read the question. I was looking for a broad overview.

    No matter though.
    That is a rather snotty response to someone who was actually trying to gain enough insight into your question to be helpful.

    So, read this if you want a broad overview.

    http://www.fh.huji.ac.il/~roib/Lectu...e_Roi_Baer.pdf

    You might try an advanced research tool like http://www.google.com
    Can I ask where you found those notes? I did a search and couldn't find them. They're pretty good. Cheers.

    Also apologies to salsaonline, I was in a bit of a combatative mood last night, it shouldn't have brushed off onto you though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sox

    Can I ask where you found those notes? I did a search and couldn't find them. They're pretty good. Cheers.
    I typed "density functional" into Google and found those notes pretty quickly, I think in the reference portion of a Wiki article.

    Yep, just verified that. Took about 45 seconds.

    General tip. Check the references in Wiki articles of a scientific nature. Sometimes the references are very good. I tend to trust many of them more than the original Wiki article, since the sources are verifiable.
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