The **electronic structure theory** explains how to find an approximate solution
to the **electronic molecular wave-function**.
With this solution we can then calculate many useful chemical and physical properties of molecules.
It is important to understand the mathematical and physical principles of the electronic structure theory.
Only then you can think up a model and use the calculated results in your research.
This section will highlight some of the most important aspects of electronic structure theory.

**For a more complete explanation:**

- Professor Jack Simons has posted several interesting lectures about electronic structure theory.
- Electronic Structure Methods is a Wikipedia book about electronic structure theory.
- For a comprehensive textbook on this subject please read: Attila Szabo and Neil S.Ostlund Modern Quantum Chemistry Introduction to Advanced Electronic Structure Theory Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition(1 Jan 1996)