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Note, at this point we do not know either whether expressing H the energy as a functional of ρ( r ) is physically justified or whether a procedure employing the variational principle on the density is really allowed in this context. Thus, for the time being the only right of existence of the Thomas-Fermi model is that it seems reasonable! 3 Slater’s Approximation of Hartree-Fock Exchange Let us introduce another early example by Slater, 1951, where the electron density is exploited as the central quantity.
As a consequence, the attraction of the reference electron to the nucleus will be partially screened and its density will therefore be too diffuse. This is exactly what happens in the HF scheme, where the total hole is approximated solely by the Fermi hole. The too diffuse density causes a severe underestimation of the electron-nuclear attraction accompanied by a too low kinetic energy and an electron-electron repulsion which is also too low. 2 (see also Baerends and Gritsenko, 1997). 2 The Coulomb Hole From equations (2-17) and (2-21) it is obvious that the Coulomb hole must be normalized to zero, i.
1 The First Hohenberg-Kohn Theorem: Proof of Existence r r E Ne [ρ 0 ] = ∫ ρ 0 ( r )VNe d r , and those which are universal in the sense that their form is independent of N, RA and ZA r r E 0 [ρ 0 ] = ∫ ρ 0 ( r )VNe d r + T[ρ 0 ] + E ee [ρ 0 ] . 14 4244 3 1442443 system dependent (4-7) universally valid Collecting the system independent parts into a new quantity, the Hohenberg-Kohn functional FHK[ρ0], we arrive at r r E 0 [ρ 0 ] = ∫ ρ 0 ( r )VNe dr + FHK [ρ 0 ] , (4-8) which defines FHK[ρ0]. In other words, if the Hohenberg-Kohn functional is fed with some r ˆ | Ψ 〉 .