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  Literature recommendation for classical density functional theory (DFT) and fundamental measure theory (FMT)

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I'm very much interested in properly learning about density functional theory calculations (DFT) in classical settings, for example as used in the theory of liquids. Apart from the success of DFT applied to many-body QM systems, for classical​ systems it remains the main theoretical approach of the statistical physics of liquids and solids. Similarly, but more recently, applications of fundamental measure theory (FMT, which is a more geometric approach) can be noticed more and more.

In most current liquid state theory books, these approaches are only briefly introduced and almost never at depth (as they are often assumed known by the authors). Although I have the basics of statistical mechanics, I am very new to classical DFT calculations, and would be very much interested in any piece of literature, be they review papers, lecture notes or textbooks, that would softly and slowly introduce these techniques.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2017-05-08 20:28 (UTC), posted by SE-user user929304
asked May 2, 2017 in Resources and References by user929304 (75 points) [ no revision ]
retagged May 8, 2017

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There's a section on Density Functional Theory in Birger Bergersen's and Michael Plischke's textbook, called Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics.

I am currently reading this textbook, the coverage of DFT in this book is 10 pages, seems like a good place to start; There are other more advanced books which are centred solely on DFT which I haven't yet read any of them.

answered Oct 11, 2017 by MathematicalPhysicist (200 points) [ no revision ]

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