In this paper we develop a simple method for adapting the closed-shell many-body perturbation theory to an arbitrary point group symmetry taking account of various classes of diagrams exactly to all orders. The method consists in deriving a linear operator equation for the closed-shell wave-operatorW which is then symmetry-adapted to the pertinent point groupG. It is shown that the system of equations thus derived enables one to include orbital-diagonalh-h, p-p andh-p ladders to all orders in a perturbative framework. The way to generalise the method through inclusion of a larger classes of diagrams to all orders is also indicated. Finally, the connection of the present mode of development with the non-perturbative coupled-cluster formalisms is briefly indicated.
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