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A Density Functional Theory (DFT) textbooks

  1. Sep 8, 2016 #1
    I'm starting out on DFT right now.
    I'm an experimental Physics student, so I'm not very familiar with theories.
    Can you recommend any good textbooks or resources that I can utilize for my study??

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2016 #2

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    Density Functional Theory of Atoms and Molecules by Parr and Yang is one of the standards for DFT as applied to quantum chemistry. I'm less familiar with solid state DFT methods. Some things are easier (choice of basis set) and some things are harder (k space formalism), but many of the basic ideas transfer over.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2016 #3
    In my opinion "Density Functional Theory: A Practical Introduction" by David Sholl is a very good and well-written textbook for DFT. In this book you can select either superficial or careful study of DFT and the author gives a very significant guide for the way you want to read the book. Some of the chapters are set in such a way that are not strongly dependent together.
     
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