By Barry G. Adams

This booklet presents an advent to using algebraic tools and sym bolic computation for easy quantum platforms with purposes to giant order perturbation conception. it's the first publication to combine Lie algebras, algebraic perturbation idea and symbolic computation in a kind compatible for college students and researchers in theoretical and computational chemistry and is comfortably divided into components. the 1st half, Chapters 1 to six, presents a pedagogical advent to the real Lie algebras so(3), so(2,1), so(4) and so(4,2) wanted for the research of straightforward quantum platforms reminiscent of the D-dimensional hydrogen atom and harmonic oscillator. This fabric is appropriate for complicated undergraduate and starting graduate scholars. Of specific significance is using so(2,1) in bankruptcy four as a spectrum producing algebra for a number of vital platforms comparable to the non-relativistic hydrogen atom and the relativistic Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations. This procedure offers a fascinating and demanding replacement to the standard textbook strategy utilizing sequence recommendations of differential equations.

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44) gives -2{j + 1, ml~lJm) = -djvr-U---m-+-l)-U-+-m-+-2-)JU + m + I)U + m + 2) + m)U - m + I)JU + m)U + m + 1) m + I)U + m + 1). + djJU = -2dj JU Therefore (j + 1, mlV3ljm) = Ju - Similarly substituting m' = m and j' = j m + I)U + m + 1) dj . 46) gives (j - 1, mlV3ljm) = Ju - m)U + m) Cj. 41 ): V_lim) = (j + 1, m - IIV-ljm)1J + 1, m - 1) + (j,m -11V_ljm)lj,m -1) + (j -I,m -11V-ljm)lj -I,m -1). 52) The matrix elements of V_ can be obtained by taking matrix elements of the commutation relation V_ = [L, V3 ]: (j'm'IV_ljm) = (j'm'IL ~Ijm) - (j'm'I~L Ijm) + m' + 1)(j', m' + 11~ljm) Ju + m)U - m + 1)(j'm'I~IJ, m - 1).

Denoting this common ratio by -dj we obtain (the minus sign is conventional) (j + 1, m + 1IV+ lim) = -Ju + m + l)U + m + 2) dj . 46) for some j-dependent factors -aj and Cj. The importance of these results is that the m dependence of the matrix elements is completely known. The unknown factors aj, Cj and dj cannot be obtained without specifying further properties of the vector operator V. 41): lt3lim) = (j + 1, mlV3ljm) Ii + 1, m) + (jmIV3Iim)ljm) + (j -1,mIV3Iim)1i -I,m). 47) The matrix elements of lt3 can be obtained by taking matrix elements of the commutation relation -2lt3 = [L, V+J: (j'm'ILV+ljm) - (j'm'IV+Lljm) JU' - m')(j' + m' + I)(}',m' + 1IV+Ijm) - J(j + m)(j - m + I)(j'm'IV+lj, m -1).

Bounded below: the set SArno has a smallest element m1 which means that J-1/JAml = 0, 2. bounded above: the set SAmo has a largest element means that J+1/JAm2 = 0, m2 which °and J+1/JArn =I- °for all mE SArno, 4. bounded: the set SArno has both a smallest element and a largest element mz such that J-1/JArnl = °and J+1/JAm2 = 0. 3. unbounded: L1/JAm =I- m1 In each case the space of eigenfunctions of J3 is invariant under the action of the so(3) generators and gives irreducible representations (irreps).