"I published a paper with Jack Sherman on the calculation of some of these overlap integrals with a simplification.... It's
in The Nature of the Chemical Bond, the results are -- with a simplification of some sort; it's like taking Slater functions, I don't know what it was, but
actually evaluating the overlap integrals. Our conclusion was that the bond strength function giving angular dependence alone
is really pretty good -- not perfect but pretty good."
Linus Pauling. AHQP (Archive for the History of Quantum Physics), interview transcript part 2. Interview by John Heilbron. March 27, 1964.
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