Foundations of Physics for Chemists by Grant RitchieFoundations of Physics for Chemists by Grant Ritchie

Foundations of Physics for Chemists

byGrant Ritchie, Devinder Sivia

Paperback | August 1, 2000

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Foundations of Physics for Chemists presents the fundamental physics required for a full understanding of a diverse range of chemical phenomena and techniques such as diffraction, reaction rates and nuclear magnetic resonance. The text begins with a discussion of classical and wave mechanicswhich allows quantum mechanics to be introduced at an early stage. The ideas presented in these early chapters are subsequently developed to deal with the traditional physics topics of kinetic theory, electrostatics, magnetism and optics. However, the text maintains a distinct chemical perspecive byfocusing on relevant chemical examples rather than the more hypothetical examples favoured by the majority of introductory physics texts. The students will find the information presented directly applicable to the concepts and examples that they will encounter throughout an undergraduate course inchemistry.
Dr G A D Ritchie, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ Dr D S Sivia, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
Title:Foundations of Physics for ChemistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198503601

ISBN - 13:9780198503606

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Table of Contents

1. Classical mechanics2. Waves and vibrations3. Quantum mechanics4. Kinetic theory of gases5. Electrostatics6. Electromagnetism7. Optics