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Self-contained, Well-Tested, Well-Documented Analytical Solutions of Quantum Mechanical Equations.


To install this package, run the following code in your Jupyter Notebook:

using Pkg; Pkg.add("Antique")

Usage & Examples

Install Antique.jl for the first use and run using Antique before each use. The energy E(), wavefunction ψ(), potential V() and some other functions are suppoted. Here are examples in hydrogen-like atom. The analytical notation of energy (eigen value of the Hamiltonian) is written as

E_n = -\frac{Z^2}{2n^2} E_\mathrm{h}.

Hydrogen atom has symbol $\mathrm{H}$ and atomic number 1 ($Z=1$). Therefore the ground state ($n=1$) energy is $-\frac{1}{2} E_\mathrm{h}$.

using Antique
H = HydrogenAtom(Z=1)
# output> -0.5

Helium cation has symbol $\mathrm{He}^+$ and atomic number 2 ($Z=2$). Therefore the ground state ($n=1$) energy is $-2 E_\mathrm{h}$.

using Antique
He⁺ = HydrogenAtom(Z=2)
# output> -2.0

There are more examples on each model page.

Supported Models

Future Works

List of quantum-mechanical systems with analytical solutions

Developer's Guide

This is the guideline for adding new models.

  1. First, please add a new issue here. We need to find a reference for the definition and analytical solutions (eigenvalues and eigenfunctions) before the development.
  2. Fork the repository on GitHub.
  3. Clone the forked repository to your local machine by Git.
  4. Add the new model name :ModelName to the models = [...] array in src/Antique.jl. : is required at the beginning.
  5. Add the file src/ModelName.jl with the same name as the model name. The most helpful code examples are harmonic oscillators for one-dimensional systems and hydrogen atoms for three-dimensional systems. We recommend that you copy these.
  6. Write the code in that file. First we need to create a structure struct ModelName with the same name as the model name (The best way is Find & Replace). Create V, E, ψ and other functions. Because the function names conflict, you must always give the structure as an argument. Multi-dispatch avoids conflict. We recommend using Revice.jl while coding. Run include("./developer/revice.jl") on the REPL or use dev.ipynb.
  7. Add test code test/ModelName.jl. At a minimum, it is recommended to check the normalization and the orthogonality of wavefunction using QuadGK.jl. All tests will be executed by executing include("./developer/test.jl"). It will take about 2 minutes to complete.
  8. Add documentation. Add either docs/ or docs/jmd/ModelName.jmd (if you have a jmd file, the md file will be automatically generated). Include at least the definition of the Hamiltonian and the analytical solutions (eigenvalues and eigenfunctions).
  9. Add the new model into pages=[...] in docs/make.jl.
  10. Execute include("./developer/docs.jl") to compile. Please check docs/build/*.html in your browser.
  11. Push the code.
  12. Submit a pull request on GitHub.


This package was named by @KB-satou and @ultimatile.