Molecular Quantum Mechanics

Paperback | December 15, 2010

byPeter W. Atkins, Ronald S. Friedman

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Quantum mechanics embraces the behaviour 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 principlesthat 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 discussionsof 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.Online Resource CentreFor students:* Interactive worksheets to help students master mathematical concepts through hands-on learning* Solutions to selected exercises and problemsFor registered adopters of the book:* Figures in electronic format* Solutions to all exercises and problems

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Quantum mechanics embraces the behaviour 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 principlesthat explain how all matter behaves.With the cl...

Professor Peter W. Atkins is Professor of Chemistry, and fellow of Lincoln College at th University of Oxford, UK. Professor Ronald S. Friedman is in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University Purdue University in Fort Wayne, USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pagesPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199541426

ISBN - 13:9780199541423

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Introduction and orientation1. The foundations of quantum mechanics2. Linear motion and the harmonic oscillator3. Rotational motion and the hydrogen atom4. Angular momentum5. Group theory6. Techniques of approximation7. Atomic spectra and atomic structure8. An introduction to molecular structure9. Computational chemistry10. Molecular rotations and vibrations11. Molecular electronic transitions12. The electric properties of molecules