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MOISEIWITSCH University College, London (Received 4 August 1950) The variational methods proposed by … JOURNAL of coTATR)NAL PHYSICS 33, 359-368 (1979) Application of the Finite-Element Method to the Hydrogen Atom in a Box in an Electric Field M. FRIEDMAN Physics Dept., N.R.CN., P.O. Variational methods, in particular the linear variational method, are the most widely used approximation techniques in quantum chemistry. The Helium Atom and Variational Principle: Approximation Methods for Complex Atomic Systems The hydrogen atom wavefunctions and energies, we have seen, are deter-mined as a combination of the various quantum "dynamical" analogues of The variation method is applied to two examples selected for illustration of fundamental principles of the method along with ease of calculation. 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S. W. MASSEY F.R.S. 1 APPLICATION OF THE VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLE IN QUANTUM MECHANICS Suvrat R Rao, Student,Dept. application of variation method to hydrogen atom for calculation of variational parameter & ground state energy iit gate csir ugc net english /Widths[660.7 490.6 632.1 882.1 544.1 388.9 692.4 1062.5 1062.5 1062.5 1062.5 295.1 /Type/Font EXAMPLES: First, let’s use the Variation Method on some exactly solvable problems to see how well it does in calculating E0. 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We know it’s going to be spherically symmetric, so it amounts to a one-dimensional problem: just the radial wave function. /FirstChar 33 708.3 708.3 826.4 826.4 472.2 472.2 472.2 649.3 826.4 826.4 826.4 826.4 0 0 0 0 0 /BaseFont/IPWQXM+CMR6 30 0 obj 450 500 300 300 450 250 800 550 500 500 450 412.5 400 325 525 450 650 450 475 400 Assume that the variational wave function is a Gaussian of the form Ne (r 2 ; where Nis the normalization constant and is a variational parameter. 611.1 798.5 656.8 526.5 771.4 527.8 718.7 594.9 844.5 544.5 677.8 762 689.7 1200.9 /FontDescriptor 23 0 R /LastChar 196 462.4 761.6 734 693.4 707.2 747.8 666.2 639 768.3 734 353.2 503 761.2 611.8 897.2 The non-relativistic Hamiltonian for an n -electron atom is (in atomic units), (1) H = n ∑ i (− 1 2 ∇ 2i − Z r i + n ∑ j > i 1 r ij). The Helium atom The classic example of the application of the variational principle is the Helium atom. 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