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Molecular Quantum Mechanics / Edition 5

Molecular Quantum Mechanics / Edition 5

by Peter W. Atkins, Ronald S. Friedman
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Quantum mechanics embraces the behavior of all known forms of matter, including the atoms and molecules from which we, and all living organisms, are composed. Molecular Quantum Mechanics leads us through this absorbing yet challenging subject, exploring the fundamental physical principles that explain how all matter behaves.

With the clarity of exposition and extensive learning features that have established the book as a leading text in the field, Molecular Quantum Mechanics takes us from the foundations of quantum mechanics, through quantum models of atomic, molecular, and electronic structure, and on to discussions of spectroscopy, and the electronic and magnetic properties of molecules. Lucid explanations and illuminating artworks help to visualise the many abstract concepts upon which the subject is built.

Fully updated to reflect the latest advances in computational techniques, and enhanced with more mathematical support and worked examples than ever before, Molecular Quantum Mechanics remains the ultimate resource for those wishing to master this important subject.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199541423
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/30/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 864,988
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Professor Peter W. Atkins is Professor of Chemistry, and fellow of Lincoln College at University of Oxford, UK.

Professor Ronald S. Friedman is of the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne, USA.

Table of Contents

0. Introduction and orientation
1. The foundations of quantum mechanics
2. Linear motion and the harmonic oscillator
3. Rotational motion and the hydrogen atom
4. Angular momentum
5. Group theory
6. Techniques of approximation
7. Atomic spectra and atomic structure
8. An introduction to molecular structure
9. Computational chemistry
10. Molecular rotations and vibrations
11. Molecular electronic transitions
12. The electric properties of molecules

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