Advisor

Jack C. Straton

Date of Award

Fall 12-29-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics

Department

Physics

Physical Description

1 online resource (iii, 35 pages)

Subjects

Quantum theory, Particles (Nuclear physics), Mathematical physics

DOI

10.15760/etd.2634

Abstract

After an introduction to the variational principle of three body systems via the Helium atom, we present general analytical formulas for the radial parts of integrals that occur when three body systems are described using wave functions that consist of powers and exponentials in all three interparticle Hylleraas coordinates [Hylleraas1929]. This work is an extension of integrals given by Harris, Frolov and Smith, Jr. [Harris2004]. Specifically included are radial integrals encountered in calculations involving the dipole moment matrix element in Hylleraas coordinates that contain a function f(kr1) (such as a spherical Bessel function) in addition to a plane wave, a hydrogenic orbital and exponentials in all three interparticle coordinates.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16438

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