The Development and Implementation of Quantum Chemical Methods for the Study of Large Systems

 In the multiplicative integral approximation (MIA), two-electron integrals are evaluated using an expansion of a product of two Gaussians in terms of auxiliary functions. An estimator of the error introduced by the approximation is incorporated in the self-consistent field (SCF) calculations and the integrals for which the error estimate is larger than a preset value are systematically corrected. In this way the results of a MIA-assisted calculation have the same accuracy as a conventional calculation. The full exploitation of the expansion technique while constructing the Fock-matrix allows important time savings.

Van Alsenoy, C. J. Comp. Chem. 1988, 9, 620-626.