independent-particle model

independent-particle model

[‚in·də¦pen·dənt ′pard·i·kəl ‚mäd·əl]
(atomic physics)
A model of an atomic system in which the electrons are assumed to move independently of each other in the average field generated by the nucleus and the other electrons.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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