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Stochastic Variational Approach to Quantum-Mechanical Few-Body Problems

  • the only text offering a kind of universal approach to do calculations for the quantum-mechanical few-body problem.


Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNPMGR, volume 54)

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About this book


The quantum-mechanical few-body problem is of fundamental importance for all branches of microphysics and it has substantially broadened with the advent of modern computers. This book gives a simple, unified recipe to obtain precise solutions to virtually any few-body bound-state problem and presents its application to various problems in atomic, molecular, nuclear, subnuclear and solid state physics. The main ingredients of the methodology are a wave-function expansion in terms of correlated Gaussians and an optimization of the variational trial function by stochastic sampling. The book is written for physicists and, especially, for graduate students interested in quantum few-body physics.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNiigata UniversityNiigataJapan
  2. 2.Physics DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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