Atomic Structure Theory

Lectures on Atomic Physics

  • Walter R. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pages 1-28
  3. Pages 71-105
  4. Pages 107-135
  5. Pages 157-193
  6. Pages 195-236
  7. Pages 237-259
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 261-312

About this book


Atomic Structure Theory is a textbook for students with a background in quantum mechanics. The text is designed to give hands-on experience with atomic structure calculations. Material covered includes angular momentum methods, the central field Schrödinger and Dirac equations, Hartree-Fock and Dirac-Hartree-Fock equations, multiplet structure, hyperfine structure, the isotope shift, dipole and multipole transitions, basic many-body perturbation theory, configuration interaction, and correlation corrections to matrix elements. Numerical methods for solving the Schrödinger and Dirac eigenvalue problems and the (Dirac)-Hartree-Fock equations are given as well. B-spline basis sets are used to carry out sums arising in higher-order many-body calculations. Illustrative problems are provided, together with solutions. FORTRAN programs implementing the numerical methods in the text are included.


Atomic structure Dirac equation Hartree-Fock theory Many-body theory Numerical methods Relativity and the Breit interaction quantum mechanics self-consistent field

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter R. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68010-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68013-0
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