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Forces in molecules

Feynman, R. P. (1939) Forces in molecules. Physical Review, 56 (4). pp. 340-343. ISSN 0031-899X. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.56.340.

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Formulas have been developed to calculate the forces in a molecular system directly, rather than indirectly through the agency of energy. This permits an independent calculation of the slope of the curves of energy vs. position of the nuclei, and may thus increase the accuracy, or decrease the labor involved in the calculation of these curves. The force on a nucleus in an atomic system is shown to be just the classical electrostatic force that would be exerted on this nucleus by other nuclei and by the electrons' charge distribution. Qualitative implications of this are discussed.

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Additional Information:©1939 The American Physical Society. Received 22 June 1939. The author wishes to express his gratitude to Professor J. C. Slater who, by his advice and helpful suggestions, aided greatly in this work. He would also like to thank Dr. W. C. Herring for the latter’s excellent criticisms.
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