By Walter R. Johnson

This publication offers a hands-on adventure with atomic constitution calculations. fabric coated contains angular momentum tools, the important box Schrödinger and Dirac equations, Hartree-Fock and Dirac-Hartree-Fock equations, multiplet constitution, hyperfine constitution, the isotope shift, dipole and multipole transitions, easy many-body perturbation concept, configuration interplay, and correlation corrections to matrix parts. The booklet additionally includes numerical tools for fixing the Schrödinger and Dirac eigenvalue difficulties and the (Dirac)-Hartree-Fock equations.

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P (r) r Y m (θ, φ), L2 = ( + 1)¯h2 , Lz = m¯ h. 6) with the separation constant λ = ( + 1): d2 P 2m + 2 dr2 ¯ h E − V (r) − ( + 1)¯ h2 2 2mr P =0. 12) We start our discussion of this equation by considering the special case V (r) = Vnuc (r). Atomic Units: Before we start our analysis, it is convenient to introduce atomic units in order to rid the equation of unnecessary physical constants. Atomic units√ are deﬁned by requiring that the electron’s mass m, the electron’s charge |e|/ 4π 0 , and Planck’s constant h ¯ , all have the value 1.

Generally the energy E in step 1 is just an estimate of the eigenvalue, so the numerical values determined by following steps 2 to 4 above give a wave function having an incorrect number of nodes and a discontinuous derivative at ac . This is illustrated in Fig. 2. In the example shown there, we are seeking the 4p wave function in a Coulomb potential with Z = 2. The corresponding radial wave function should have nr = n − l − 1 = 2 nodes. u. for the energy and carry out steps 2 to 4 above. u.. 44 2 Central-Field Schr¨ odinger Equation The number of nodes increases with increasing energy.

113) Another very useful graphical identity is j2 m2 ✻J − ✗✔ ❄= δj1 j2 δm1 m2 δJ0 + ✖✕ j1 m1 j3 2j3 + 1 . 5 Spinor and Vector Spherical Harmonics In constructing atomic wave functions, it is often necessary to combine the orbital wave functions given by spherical harmonics and the spin wave functions to obtain eigenfunctions of J = L + S. Similarly, when considering electromagnetic interactions, it is often necessary to combine the spin and orbital angular momentum components of the vector potential to obtain eigenfunctions of J 2 and Jz .