© 1981

The Unitary Group for the Evaluation of Electronic Energy Matrix Elements

  • Jürgen Hinze

Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VI
  2. C. W. Bauschlicher Jr., D. M. Silver, D. R. Yarkony
    Pages 136-142
  3. Bernard R. Brooks, William D. Laidig, Paul Saxe, John D. Goddard, Henry F. Schaefer III
    Pages 158-176
  4. G. G. Sahasrabudhe, C. R. Sarma
    Pages 272-285
  5. Chris W. Patterson, William G. Harter, Wolf-Dieter Schneider
    Pages 297-305
  6. T. H. Seligman
    Pages 362-371
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 373-375

About this book


During the last thirty years, with the development of high speed electronic computers, methods have evolved, which permit an accurate and quantitative, ab initio determina­ tion of the electronic wavefunctions of atoms and molecules. Thus a detailed elucida­ tion of the electronic energy and structure of molecules has become possible using quantum mechanics directly. Ho\~ever, it is necessary, if such calculations are to yield accurate and reliable results, to include electron correlation explicitely, which requires in general . configuration mixing procedures with an extremely large 5 number of configurations, of the order of 10 configurations. With eigenvalue problems of this size, the limits of even the largest and fastest computers are reached rapidly, and their solution has become possible only, because direct methods have been deve~ loped which permit the determination of eigenvalues and eigenvectors for such large matrices iteratively without constructing the energy matrix explicitely. These direct methods had been limited to the description of closed shell systems, i. e. systems with a single dominant closed shell reference determinant. This limitation arose, because with an open shell reference or with several reference determinants, no procedures were known, which allowed a rapid calculation of the energy matrix elements between configurations with general and widely different spin couplings, which would be necessary. Recently such methods have been developed, based on early work of Gelfand, Biedenharn and Moshinski using a unitary group representation of different spin coupled states; Paldus achieved an extremely compact description.


Elektronenkonfiguration Energiematrix Konfigurationswechselwirkung Unitäre Gruppe X-ray chemistry eigenvalue electron energy mechanics photoelectron spectroscopy quantum chemistry spectroscopy spin symmetry

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Hinze
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für ChemieUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Unitary Group for the Evaluation of Electronic Energy Matrix Elements
  • Editors Jürgen Hinze
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Chemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-10287-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-93163-5
  • Series ISSN 0342-4901
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-6603
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 376
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organic Chemistry
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