© 2003

A Primer in Density Functional Theory

  • Carlos Fiolhais
  • Fernando Nogueira
  • Miguel A. L. Marques

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 620)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Reiner Dreizler
    Pages 123-143
  3. Miguel A. L. Marques, Eberhard K. U. Gross
    Pages 144-184
  4. Rex W. Godby, Pablo García-González
    Pages 185-217
  5. Fernando Nogueira, Alberto Castro, Miguel A. L. Marques
    Pages 218-256

About this book


Density functional theory (DFT) is by now a well-established method for tackling the quantum mechanics of many-body systems. Originally applied to compute properties of atoms and simple molecules, DFT has quickly become a work horse for more complex applications in the chemical and materials sciences. The present set of lectures, spanning the whole range from basic principles to relativistic and time-dependent extensions of the theory, is the ideal introduction for graduate students or nonspecialist researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with both the basic and most advanced techniques in this field.


density functional theory many-body systems mechanics molecule quantum mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Fiolhais
    • 1
  • Fernando Nogueira
    • 1
  • Miguel A. L. Marques
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC)San SebastiánSpain

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