Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 223, Issue 3, pp 583–626 | Cite as

A Time-Dependent Born–Oppenheimer Approximation with Exponentially Small Error Estimates

  • George A. Hagedorn
  • Alain Joye


We present the construction of an exponentially accurate time-dependent Born–Oppenheimer approximation for molecular quantum mechanics.

We study molecular systems whose electron masses are held fixed and whose nuclear masses are proportional to ε−4, where ε is a small expansion parameter. By optimal truncation of an asymptotic expansion, we construct approximate solutions to the time-dependent Schrödinger equation that agree with exact normalized solutions up to errors whose norms are bounded by \(\), for some C and γ >0.


Error Estimate Quantum Mechanic Approximate Solution Asymptotic Expansion Molecular System 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • George A. Hagedorn
    • 1
  • Alain Joye
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Center for Statistical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics, Virginia¶Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0123, USAUS
  2. 2.Institut Fourier, Unité Mixte de Recherche CNRS-UJF 5582, Université de Grenoble I, BP 74,¶38402 Saint Martin d'Hères Cedex, FranceFR

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