John A. Venables
Cambridge University Press (2000)
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Many of these articles are saying similar things; one should therefore not feel that one must read them all. Nonetheless, each individual expert has a slightly different emphasis, which can be illuminating. There is, of course, a huge difference between reading such articles in order to get a rough feel for the language used, and reading them in order to repeat and/or build on the calculations themselves. I am much more concerned with the former aim. I think it is fair to say that no-one should attempt the latter without ongoing personal contact with an expert; or, perhaps, I should merely note that you have been warned!
There is an interesting book by Thijssen (1999): Computational Physics, which contains details of the Hartree-Fock method in chapter 4, DFT in chapter 5, and applications to solids in chapter 6. There are many worked examples, and a related website, from which programs can be downloaded.
Edward Hernández and I found it useful to refer to some problems in this book in our QMMS course, given at Sussex in the Autumn/Fall of 1999. Edward himself has a share in a useful review article (Goringe et al., 1997). Another review has appeared (Chelikowsky, 2000), this time with the buzz-word nanostructures in the title. This article does a good job of informing the reader about computational strategies, and the tradeoffs needed in the various approaches.