By Wolfram Koch
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In other words, equation (3-2) is a prescription for how to map a density ρ( r ) onto an energy E without any additional information required. In particular no recourse to the wave function is taken. Now that we have a functional expressing the energy in terms of the density, the next important step is to find a strategy for how the correct density that we need to insert into (3-2) can be identified. To this end, the Thomas-Fermi model employs the variational principle. It is assumed that the ground state of the system is connected to the electron density for the energy according to equation (3-2) is minimized under the H which H constraint of ∫ ρ( H ) dH = N .
3-2) 10 r 2 r12 The importance of this equation is not so much how well it is able to really describe the energy of an atom (actually it is only of limited use in that respect because TTF is only a very coarse approximation to the true kinetic energy and exchange and correlation effects are completely neglected), but that the energy is given completely in terms of the electron H density ρ( r ) . Thus, we have the first example of a genuine density functional for the enH ergy! In other words, equation (3-2) is a prescription for how to map a density ρ( r ) onto an energy E without any additional information required.
Since, just like the original Thomas-Fermi model, the Thomas-Fermi-Dirac extension was also not very successful in chemical applications, we will not discuss it any further. 32 A Chemist’s Guide to Density Functional Theory. Second Edition Wolfram Koch, Max C. Holthausen Copyright © 2001 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH ISBNs: 3-527-30372-3 (Softcover); 3-527-60004-3 (Electronic) 4 The Hohenberg-Kohn Theorems Density functional theory as we know it today was born in 1964 when a landmark paper by Hohenberg and Kohn appeared in the Physical Review.
A Chemist's Guide to Density Functional Theory by Wolfram Koch
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