Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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Variational solutions of the Thomas-Fermi equation

Authors: N. Anderson and A. M. Arthurs
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 39 (1981), 127-129
MSC: Primary 81C05; Secondary 49H05, 81G45
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/613956
MathSciNet review: 613956
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Abstract: Variational solutions of the Thomas-Fermi equation are examined in the context of complementary extremum principles. A new one-parameter trial function is found to provide an accurate representation of the solution.

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