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Abstract

In an earlier paper (Bibliography [1]) it has been shown that approximate representations of excited states of atoms can be obtained from the study of the singularities in the dynamic polarizability. Starting with these wave functions a more accurate calculation of the excited states in the Hartree–Fock scheme can be made by a perturbation treatment. The resulting wave functions yield significantly improved energy values. The 21P, 31P and 41P states of the He sequence up to C4+ are studied. The expectation values of a number of operators are calculated. The results obtained by the present method compare favourably with other elaborate calculations.