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Foundations of Density Functional Theory: Existence Theorems

  • Eberhard EngelEmail author
  • Reiner M. Dreizler
Part of the Theoretical and Mathematical Physics book series (TMP)

Abstract

The starting point of any discussion of DFT is the Hohenberg-Kohn (HK) theorem [6]. It represents the most basic of a number of existence theorems which ensure that stationary many-particle systems can be characterized (fully) by the ground state density and closely related quantities.

Keywords

Density Functional Theory Gauge Transformation Particle Number Variational Equation Ground State Energy 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Scientific Computing and Institute of Theoretical PhysicsJohann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/MainFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Theoretical Physics Dept. of PhysicsJohann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/MainFrankfurt am MainGermany

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