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Hartree-Fock approximation

  1. Apr 9, 2015 #1
    What is the physical meaning of this approximation? Qualitatively i'm finding it hard to know what differentiates it from other approximation methods...
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  3. Apr 10, 2015 #2


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    It's a mean-field approximation. You describe the behaviour of one particle in the many body system as if it were in a mean field created by all the other particles in the system.

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