## Abstract

The binding energy per particle and the single-particle energies and occupation probabilities for ^{16}O are calculated using G-matrix elements computed with an exact Pauli operator Q and with various shifts in the energies of the intermediate state spectrum with respect to the energies of the occupied states. These calculations are than repeated with G-matrix elements computed with several commonly used approximations for Q, namely the Eden-Emery Q and the angle-averaged Q of Wong. The results of these latter calculations are compared with the results obtained with the exact treatment of Q and are found to be very similar. It is concluded that in binding-energy calculations, but not necessarily in more sophisticated calculations, the approximate treatments of Q discussed in this paper can be used to obtain reasonable results.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 13-22 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Journal | Nuclear Physics, Section A |

Volume | 184 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Apr 10 1972 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics