Kohn-Sham equations

Density Functional Theory

Introduction As I already revealed in the last post, I intend to have several projects with Density Functional Theory on this blog. I already have a simple project on GitHub, about a ‘quantum dot’1 with volumetric visualization of orbitals with VTK. I thought that exposing some theory in a separate post would be nice for … Read more

CO2 molecule

The Hartree-Fock program

Introduction After some posts about the theory it is time to present the Hartree-Fock program1. You might find the previous posts useful, along with the links in there: How to solve a quantum many-body problem, The Hartree-Fock method. Here is the program in action (the final version might have minor differences): Although it doesn’t show … Read more

The Hartree-Fock method

Introduction Last time we ended up with a simplified Hamiltonian: and having the variational principle for help. It turns out that this simplified Hamiltonian is not simple enough. In this post I’ll expose one method that allows one to do calculations for quite complex quantum systems, the Hartree-Fock method. Because the subject is quite large, … Read more

How to solve a quantum many body problem

Introduction Quite a bit of time passed since my last post on this blog. I had a visit to the sunny Spain, I switched to a double-surface hang glider and I had to take a little care of my firm. Despite those things, I did a little bit of work for the blog, but it … Read more