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Hartree-Fock Method vs. Configuration Interaction

  1. Jan 3, 2009 #1
    I am trying to find a clear description of what makes the convergence of the error in electronic energy with respect to orbital basis set less rapid in CI calculations than in HF calculations.

    Can anyone help to find the reason?
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  3. Jan 4, 2009 #2


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    I think the CI calculation is just generally more complicated since it can account for correlation and whatnot.
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