Approximate Solutions to Quantum Problems

  • Daniel R. Bes
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)


The previous chapters may have left the (erroneous) impression that there is always an exact (and elegant) mathematical solution for every problem in quantum mechanics. In most cases there is not. One must resort to makeshift approximations, numerical solutions or combinations of both. In this chapter we discuss three approximate methods that are frequently applied.


Perturbation Theory Ground State Energy Coulomb Repulsion Quantum Problem Rotational Excitation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel R. Bes
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentCNEABuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversidad FavaloroBuenos AiresArgentina

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