The multiconfigurational SCF (MCSCF)/CASSCF method is an attempt to generalize the Hartree-Fock (HF) model and to treat real chemical processes, where nondynamic correlation is important, while keeping the conceptual simplicity of the HF model as much as possible. Although MCSCF/CASSCF itself does not include dynamic correlations, it provides a good starting point for such studies. There are three approaches to handling dynamic correlations. Beginning with the MSSCF/CASSCF wave function, they are the variational (MRCI), perturbational (MRPT) and cluster expansion (MRCC) approaches.
This important book presents the most recent and important developments in multireference-based approaches and their applications. Its main purpose is to highlight essential aspects of the frontiers of multireference theory and provide readers with the fundamental knowledge necessary for further development.
The configuration-driven approach for multireference configuration interaction calculations, R.J. Buenker and S. Krebs; multi-reference parturbation theory, E.R. Davidson and A.A. Jarzexki; response theories based on a state-specific multireference coupled cluster formalism, S. Chattopadhyay et al; multireference couple pair approximation - a state-universal approach of a CEPA type variant of MRSDCI, K. Tanaka et al; analytic energy gradients for second-order multiference perturbation theory, H. Nakano et al; multiconfigurational perturbation theory applied to excited states of organic compounds, M. Merchan et al; weak overlap and spin recouping - applications of the CAS SCF method, M. Dupuis and A. Marquez