semi-empirical quantum mechanical methods

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Methods which use parameters derived from experimental data to simplify computations. The simplification may occur at various levels: simplification of the Hamiltonian (e.g., as in the @[email protected]), approximate evaluation of certain molecular integrals (see, for example, @[email protected]), simplification of the wavefunction (for example, use of a Pi (π) electron approximation as in @[email protected] method), etc.
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PAC, 1999, 71, 1919. (Glossary of terms used in theoretical organic chemistry) on page 1962 [Terms] [Paper]