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3) this integration simply yields 1 for the first two terms. Furthermore, the first and second term in equation (2-12) are identical because electrons are indistinguishable and therefore it does not matter which of the electrons – ‘number 1’ or ‘number 2’ – is associated with the first or the second orbital. If, however, σ1 ≠ σ2, i. , the electrons’ spins are antiparallel, the last of the three terms in equation (2-12) will vanish due to the orthonormality of the spin functions, <α(s1) | β(s1)> = 0.
The common denominator in our discussion is the primacy of the applicationoriented understanding over the puristic theoretical point of view. Readers who have also an affinity towards the latter and want to learn more about the many theoretical intricacies of the Hohenberg-Kohn theorems are recommended to consult the comprehensive and theoretically sound discussions contained in Parr and Yang, 1989, Kryachko and Ludeña, 1990, Dreizler and Gross, 1995 and Eschrig, 1996. 1 The First Hohenberg-Kohn Theorem: Proof of Existence The first Hohenberg-Kohn theorem provides the proof that our plausibility arguments given at the beginning of the previous chapter are indeed physically justified.
4 The Restricted and Unrestricted Hartree-Fock Models Frequently we are dealing with the special but common situation that the system has an even number of electrons which are all paired to give an overall singlet, so-called closedshell systems. The vast majority of all ‘normal’ compounds, such as water, methane or most other ground state species in organic or inorganic chemistry, belongs to this class. In these 5 Strictly speaking, this statement applies only to closed-shell systems of non-degenerate point group symmetry, otherwise the wave function consists of a linear combination of a few Slater determinants.