Asymptotic Methods in Quantum Mechanics

Application to Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei

  • S. H. Patil
  • K. T. Tang

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. S. H. Patil, K. T. Tang
    Pages 1-3
  3. S. H. Patil, K. T. Tang
    Pages 5-20
  4. S. H. Patil, K. T. Tang
    Pages 21-39
  5. S. H. Patil, K. T. Tang
    Pages 41-68
  6. S. H. Patil, K. T. Tang
    Pages 69-83
  7. S. H. Patil, K. T. Tang
    Pages 85-103
  8. S. H. Patil, K. T. Tang
    Pages 105-125
  9. S. H. Patil, K. T. Tang
    Pages 127-146
  10. S. H. Patil, K. T. Tang
    Pages 147-160
  11. S. H. Patil, K. T. Tang
    Pages 161-167
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 169-174

About this book

Introduction

Asymptotic Methods in Quantum Mechanics is a detailed discussion of the general properties of the wave functions of many particle systems. Particular emphasis is placed on their asymptotic behaviour, since the outer region of the wave function is most sensitive to external interaction. The analysis of these local properties helps in constructing simple and compact wave functions for complicated systems. It also helps in developing a broad understanding of different aspects of quantum mechanics. As applications, wave functions with correct asymptotic forms are used to systematically generate a large data base for susceptibilities, polarizabilities, interactomic potentials and nuclear densities of many atomic, molecular and nuclear systems.

Keywords

Potential Quantum mechanics Thomas-Fermi model Wave diatomic molecule molecule scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • S. H. Patil
    • 1
  • K. T. Tang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of TechnologyBombayIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsPacific Lutheran UniversityTacomaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-57317-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63137-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57317-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6218
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