Density functional theory by Reiner M. Dreizler, Eberhard K.U. Gross

By Reiner M. Dreizler, Eberhard K.U. Gross

Quantum mechanics was once nonetheless in swaddling outfits while Thomas, Fermi, Dirac and von Weizsacker initiated the road of idea from which this paintings derives. Its present energy owes a lot to a consequence completed through Hohenberg and Kohn (who provides the foreword) in 1964. The monograph presents complicated graduate scholars and many-body physicists/chemists with cautious overview of the current country of a wealthy physique of method, the target of that is to by-pass answer of the Schrodinger equation enroute to a reasonably particular description of the floor country houses of many physique platforms. Has the texture of a overview article which outgrew the skill of any magazine (which, the authors tell us, was once actually its origin), and keeps at the least the various beautiful brevity of any such overview, the full performed up within the generic Springer kind.

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