The Multi-Electron Problem in Molecular Physics and Quantum Chemistry

  • Hermann Haken
  • Hans Christoph Wolf
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)


In this chapter, we shall meet up with some approaches to treating the multi- or many-electron problem in molecular physics and quantum chemistry. Among them are the Slater determinant approach and the Hartree-Fock equations to which it leads, which we will discuss for both closed and open electronic shells. An important concept is the correlation energy between electrons, and we will introduce several general methods for dealing with it.


Quantum Number Correlation Energy Total Spin Closed Shell Schrodinger Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
    • 1
  • Hans Christoph Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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