Lower Excited States of Helium Atom

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Contributed by: S. M. Blinder (March 2011)
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Snapshot 1: optimized values of , , in a Hartree-Fock computation

Snapshot 2: setting the exchange integrals equal to zero collapses the singlet and triplet states of each configuration

Snapshot 3: optimized results using Hartree's original SCF method, without exchange

References: S. M. Blinder, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004, pp. 119-121

H. A. Bethe and E. E. Salpeter, Quantum Mechanics of One- and Two-Electron Atoms, New York: Academic Press, 1957, pp. 157-160.

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