Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Research Article

The calculation of atomic fields

L. H. Thomasa1

a1 Trinity College

The theoretical calculation of observable atomic constants is often only possible if the effective electric field inside the atom is known. Some fields have been calculated to fit observed data but for many elements no such fields are available. In the following paper a method is given by which approximate fields can easily be determined for heavy atoms from theoretical considerations alone.

(Received November 06 1926)

(Accepted November 22 1926)