Introduction to Molecular Symmetry by J. S. Ogden

Introduction to Molecular Symmetry

byJ. S. Ogden

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This Primer presents an introduction to molecular symmetry and point groups with an emphasis on their applications. The author has adopted a non-mathematical approach as far as possible. The text is based on a successful course given by the author.

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J. S. Ogden is at University of Southampton.
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Title:Introduction to Molecular SymmetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198559100

ISBN - 13:9780198559108

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Introduction: Structure of Primer1. Symmetry elements, symmetry operations and point groups2. Matrices, multiplication tables and representations3. More on representations: the reduction formula4. Matrices and representations in higer order point groups: degenerate represenations5. Molecular vibrations (non-degenerate modes)6. Vibrational spectroscopy: degenerate vibrations7. Symmetry aspects of chemical bondingAppendix I: Answers to exercisesAppendix II: Character tables for selected point groupsAppendix III: Bibliography

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"This primer for chemistry undergraduates provides an introductory course in symmetry and the chemical applications of group theory, an essential skill for tackling many bonding and spectroscopy problems. Focus is on molecular vibrations and chemical bonding. Coverage includes symmetry elements, matrices, representations, higher order point groups, molecular vibrations, vibrational spectroscopy, and symmetry aspects of chemical bonding."--SciTech Book News