By Walter R. Johnson

Atomic constitution concept is a textbook for college students with a history in quantum mechanics. The textual content is designed to provide hands-on event with atomic constitution calculations. fabric lined comprises angular momentum tools, the principal 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 thought, configuration interplay, and correlation corrections to matrix components. Numerical tools for fixing the Schrödinger and Dirac eigenvalue difficulties and the (Dirac)-Hartree-Fock equations are given in addition. B-spline foundation units are used to hold out sums coming up in higher-order many-body calculations. Illustrative difficulties are supplied, including recommendations. FORTRAN courses imposing the numerical tools within the textual content are included.

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The asymptotic expansion is used to evaluate Pi and Qi at the ﬁnal k points on the radial grid. These values are used in turn to start a point-by-point inward integration to the classical turning point using the k +1 point Adams method. In the routine insch, the asymptotic series is used to obtain the values of P (r) and Q(r) at large r to start the inward integration using Adams method. 4 Eigenvalue Problem (master) To solve the eigenvalue problem, we: 1. Guess the energy E. 2. Use the routine outsch to obtain values of the radial wave function at the ﬁrst k grid points, and continue the integration to the outer classical turning point (ac ) using the routine adams.

If we let P1 (r) and Q1 (r) represent the radial wave function and its derivative at E1 , respectively, and let P2 (r) and Q2 (r) represent the same two quanodinger equation that tities at E2 , then it follows from the radial Schr¨ d (Q2 P1 − P2 Q1 ) = 2(E1 − E2 )P1 P2 . 3 Numerical Solution to the Radial Equation 45 where the superscripts ± indicate that the quantities in parentheses are to be evaluated just above or just below ac . These equations are combined to give E1 − E2 = − − + (Q+ 1 − Q1 )P2 (ac ) + (Q2 − Q2 )P1 (ac ) .

5. Write a maple or mathematica program to generate the associated Legendre functions and Plm (x). Determine all Plm (x) with l ≤ 4 and 1 ≤ m ≤ l. 6. The ﬁrst two spherical Bessel functions are: sin x , x sin x cos x j1 (x) = 2 − . x x Spherical Bessel functions satisfy the recurrence relation j0 (x) = (2n + 1) jn (x). x Use maple or mathematica to obtain an expression for j6 (x). 7. 24), that L+ L− + L2z − Lz = L2 L− L+ + L2z + Lz = L2 Hint: To avoid excessive pain in carrying out the diﬀerentiations, use mathematica or maple and print out the maple worksheet or mathematica notebook.