The Hartree Approximation

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My understanding of the Hartree approximation is that the product wavefunction is symmetric rather than antisymmetric, therefore the Hartree approximation effectively ignores the Pauli exclusion principle.

So how does the Pauli-exclusion principle get taken account of in the Hartree model?

Any clarification would be great appreciated.
Auwings2006
 

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olgranpappy
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it gets taken into account to some degree because the occupied orbitals are all different.
 
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hartree approx. when considers the pauli exclusion principle then it becomes hatree jock approximation .hatree jock approx. also provides antisymmetric function
 
olgranpappy
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hartree approx. when considers the pauli exclusion principle then it becomes hatree jock approximation .hatree jock approx. also provides antisymmetric function
Fock, not jock.
 
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yes.it was typing mistake
 
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My understanding of the Hartree approximation is that the product wavefunction is symmetric rather than antisymmetric, therefore the Hartree approximation effectively ignores the Pauli exclusion principle.

So how does the Pauli-exclusion principle get taken account of in the Hartree model?

Any clarification would be great appreciated.
Auwings2006
In the hartree approximation the wavefunction is neither symmetric nor anti-symmetric.
 

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