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Hartree–Fock theory, Lieb’s variational principle, and their generalizations

  • Volker Bach

    Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
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Abstract

Hartree–Fock theory in quantum mechanics is reviewed, from the proposal of the Hartree–Fock approximation right after quantum mechanics was formulated, to its applications in modern physics. This includes a description of traditional Hartree–Fock theory in quantum chemistry, its generalizations of various kinds, and its importance for predicting the presence of symmetry breaking, or the absence thereof.