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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/5593
Title: Monte Carlo Optimization of Trial Wave Functions in Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics
Authors: Nightingale, M.P.
Umrigar, C.J.
Keywords: theory center
Issue Date: Oct-1996
Publisher: Cornell University
Citation: http://techreports.library.cornell.edu:8081/Dienst/UI/1.0/Display/cul.tc/96-263
Abstract: This review covers applications of quantum Monte Carlo methods to quantum mechanical problems in the study of electronic and atomic structure, as well as applications to statistical mechanical problems both of static and dynamic nature. The common thread in all these applications is optimization of many-parameter trial states, which is done by minimization of the variance of the local energy or, more generally for arbitrary eigenvalue problems, minimization of the variance of the configurational eigenvalue.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/5593
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