Overview of Density Functional Theory

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 337)


In these lectures I will first offer some “warm-up exercises” for density functional theory (DFT), to help prepare the ground for the many interesting papers which will follow. After that I will present some very recent work which promises to allow density functional calculations for systems of very many (103 − 105) atoms.


Density Functional Calculation Thomas Fermi Schroedinger Equation Ground State Density Local Density Approxima 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kohn
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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