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first Hohenberg-Kohn theorem

The two Hohenberg-Kohn theorems are the cornerstone of DFT. Let us examine the first theorem:

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The mathematical proof of this fundamental theorem is surprisingly short and elegant. As an optional item, you can look at the proof here:

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