Introduction to Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure

Paperback | December 1, 1993

byP. A. Cox

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Chemistry students need a basic understanding of quantum theory and its applications to atomic and molecularstructure and spectroscopy. This book develops the basic concepts needed as background, and discusses atomic structure but not molecular applications. The first two chapters areconcerned with the basic ideas and problems of wave-particle duality, the nature of wavefunction, and its statistical interpretation. Chapter 3 discusses some important applications of Schrodinger's equation to chemically relevant situations. Chapters 4 and 5 deal respectively with the hydrogenatom, and with the structure of many electron atoms and the periodic table of elements. The emphasis throughout is on the physical concepts and their concrete application. The required background in mathematics is elementary calculus and the properties of trigonometric and exponential functions,but not complex numbers. Necessary concepts of classical physics are developed as required.

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A basic understanding of quantum theory is necessary in many areas of chemistry, especially those of spectroscopy and atomic and molecular structure. This book provides an introduction to quantum theory for student in chemistry.The emphasis throughout is on physical concepts and their applications. The historical context is given for k...

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Chemistry students need a basic understanding of quantum theory and its applications to atomic and molecularstructure and spectroscopy. This book develops the basic concepts needed as background, and discusses atomic structure but not molecular applications. The first two chapters areconcerned with the basic ideas and problems of wa...

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A basic understanding of quantum theory is necessary in many areas of chemistry, especially those of spectroscopy and atomic and molecular structure. This book provides an introduction to quantum theory for student in chemistry.The emphasis throughout is on physical concepts and their applications. The historical context is given for k...

P. A. Cox is at University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:December 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019855916X

ISBN - 13:9780198559160

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Table of Contents

1. Electromagnetic waves and photons2. The wave properties of matter3. Applications of Schrodinger's equation4. The hydrogen atom5. Many-electron atoms and the periodic tableFurther readingAnswers to numerical problems

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A basic understanding of quantum theory is necessary in many areas of chemistry, especially those of spectroscopy and atomic and molecular structure. This book provides an introduction to quantum theory for student in chemistry.The emphasis throughout is on physical concepts and their applications. The historical context is given for key topics, with modern illustrations to show important applications. Basic calculus and the properties of elementary trigonometric and exponential functions are assumed but other essential concepts in mathematics and classical physics are introduced as required.