Alkali Atoms and the Schrödinger Equation of One-Electron Atoms
In Section VII.1 the concept of perturbation theory is explained using the example of the alkali atoms. Section VII.2 represents an algebraic calculation of the matrix elements of Q−v (v = 1, 3, 4, ...); the results are used for the calculation of the energy values of the alkali atoms. Section VII.3 gives a brief description of the solution of the Schrödinger equation for the hydrogen atom, which is used for an alternative computation of the matrix elements of Q−v and an evaluation of the alkali energy values. It also lists some properties of the spherical harmonics which are used in the second part of this book.
KeywordsMatrix Element Spherical Harmonic Energy Operator Hamiltonian Operator Schrodinger Equation
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