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The Variational Method

  • Ajoy Ghatak
  • S. Lokanathan
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 137)

Abstract

In many cases stationary perturbation theory cannot be applied successfully as there may not be a closely related problem which is capable of exact solution.

Keywords

Wave Function Quantum Mechanics Dissociation Energy Ground State Energy Helium Atom 
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References and suggested reading

  1. 1.
    L. Pauling and E. B. Wilson, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, McGrawHill Book Co., New York (1935).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    L.I. Schiff, Quantum Mechanics, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York (1968).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    S. Flugge, Practical Quantum Mechanics, Springer Verlag, New York (1974).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajoy Ghatak
    • 1
  • S. Lokanathan
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Jawahar Lal Nehru PlanetariumBangaloreIndia

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