Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
This work shows that is is very difficult to guess the proper configuration of the spheres for most atoms. This is clearly shown in the argon calculations, where Bent suggested a configuration that would have lowest energy, but it turned out to have the highest energy of those calculated. This shows the need to have a method to give the configuration of the lowest energy that depends very little on human insight.
Minehan, Joseph Patrick, "Calculations of Total Energies for Neon Atom, Argon Atom and Neon Ion" (1970). Honors Theses. 1961.