This paper considers the Rayleigh-Ritz variational calculations with non-orthogonal basis sets that exhibit the correct asymptotic behaviour. This approach is illustrated by constructing suitable basis sets for one-dimensional models such as the two double-well oscillators recently considered by other authors. The rate of convergence of the variational method proves to be considerably greater than the one exhibited by the recently developed orthogonal polynomial projection quantization.
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