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# Alkali Atoms and the Schrödinger Equation of One-Electron Atoms

## Abstract

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.

## Keywords

Matrix Element Spherical Harmonic Energy Operator Hamiltonian Operator Schrodinger Equation## Preview

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