Physics & Astronomy ETDs

Publication Date

2-7-1963

Abstract

The statistical model of the atom, first propounded by Fermi and Thomas has proved a most useful approximation to the self-consistent field method in calculating electron distributions and fields in atoms. Because of its relative simplicity, it has found wide application as a means of predicting properties of free atoms and of solids. The original theory has been the subject of many modifications and refinements, some of which are reviewed in this paper.

Degree Name

Physics

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

Physics & Astronomy

First Committee Member (Chair)

Christopher Pratt Leavitt

Second Committee Member

Robert D. Cowan

Third Committee Member

Roy Thomas

Language

English

Document Type

Dissertation

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