## Density-Functional Theory of Atoms and MoleculesThis book is a rigorous, unified account of the fundamental principles of the density-functional theory of the electronic structure of matter and its applications to atoms and molecules. Containing a detailed discussion of the chemical potential and its derivatives, it provides an understanding of the concepts of electronegativity, hardness and softness, and chemical reactivity. Both the Hohenberg-Kohn-Sham and the Levy-Lieb derivations of the basic theorems are presented, and extensive references to the literature are included. Two introductory chapters and several appendices provide all the background material necessary beyond a knowledge of elementary quantum theory. The book is intended for physicists, chemists, and advanced students in chemistry. |

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### Contents

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3 Densityfunctional theory | 47 |

4 The chemical potential | 70 |

5 Chemical potential derivatives | 87 |

6 ThomasFermi and related models | 105 |

Basic principles | 142 |

Elaboration | 169 |

Functionals | 246 |

Convex functions and functionals | 255 |

Second quantization for fermions | 259 |

The Wigner distribution function and the h semiclassical expansion | 265 |

The uniform electron gas | 271 |

Tables of values of electronegativities and hardnesses | 276 |

The review literature of densityfunctional theory | 281 |

Bibliography | 285 |

9 Extensions | 201 |

10 Aspects of atoms and molecules | 218 |

11 Miscellany | 237 |

Author index | 319 |

Subject index | 325 |

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Page 47 - His main assumption is that the electrons are distributed uniformly in the six-dimensional phase space for the motion of an electron at the rate of two for each h* of 6-volume.

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