Spectra Of Atoms And Molecules by Peter F. BernathSpectra Of Atoms And Molecules by Peter F. Bernath

Spectra Of Atoms And Molecules

byPeter F. Bernath

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Spectra of Atoms and Molecules, 2nd Edition is designed to introduce advanced undergraduates and new graduate students to the vast field of spectroscopy. Of interest to chemists, physicists, astronomers, atmospheric scientists, and engineers, it emphasizes the fundamental principles ofspectroscopy with its primary goal being to teach students how to interpret spectra. The book includes a clear presentation of group theory needed for understanding the material and a large number of excellent problems are found at the end of each chapter. In keeping with the visual aspects of thecourse, the author provides a large number of diagrams and spectra specifically recorded for this book. Topics such as molecular symmetry, matrix representation of groups, quantum mechanics, and group theory are discussed. Analyses are made of atomic, rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectra. Spectra of Atoms and Molecules, 2nd Edition has been updated to include the 1998 revision of physical constants, and conforms more closely to the recommended practice for the use of symbols and units. This new edition has also added material pertaining to line intensities, which can be confusingdue to the dozens of different units used to report line and band strengths. Another major change is in author Peter Bernath's discussion of the Raman effect and light scattering, where the standard theoretical treatment is now included. Aimed at new students of spectroscopy regardless of theirbackground, Spectra of Atoms and Molecules will help demystify spectroscopy by showing the necessary steps in a derivation.
Peter F. Bernath is at University of Waterloo.
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Title:Spectra Of Atoms And MoleculesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:454 pages, 7.01 × 10.12 × 1.1 inPublished:April 21, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction1.1. Waves, Particles, and Units1.2. The Electromagnetic Spectrum1.3. Interaction of Radiation with Matter1.3a. Blackbody Radiation1.3b. Einstein A and B Coefficients1.3c. Absorption and Emission of Radiation1.3d. Beer's Law1.3e. Lineshape Functions1.3f. Natural Lifetime Broadening1.3g. Pressure Broadening1.3h. Doppler Broadening1.3i. Transit-Time Broadening1.3j. Power Broadening2. Molecular Symmetry2.1. Symmetry Operations2.1a. Operator Algebra2.1b. Symmetry Operator Algebra2.2. Groups2.2a. Point Groups2.2b. Classes2.2c. Subgroups2.3. Notation for Point Groups3. Matrix Representation of Groups3.1. Vectors and Matrices3.1a. Matrix Eigenvalue Problem3.1b. Similarity Transformations3.2. Symmetry Operations and Position Vectors3.2a. Reflection3.2b. Rotation3.2c. Rotation-Reflection3.2d. Inversion3.2e. Identity3.3. Symmetry Operators and Basic Vectors3.4. Symmetry Operators and Basic Functions3.4a. Function Spaces3.4b. Gram-Schmidt Procedure3.4c. Transformation Operators3.5. Equivalent, Reducible, and Irreducible Representations3.5a. Equivalent Representations3.5b. Unitary Representations3.5c. Reducible and Irreducible Representations3.6. Great Orthogonality Theorem3.6a. Characters3.7. Character Tables3.7a. Mulliken Notation4. Quantum Mechanics and Group Theory4.1. Matrix Representation of the Schrodinger Equation4.2. Born-Oppenheimer Approximation4.3. Symmetry of the Hamiltonian Operator4.4. Projection Operators4.5. Direct Product Representations4.6. Integrals and Selection Rules5. Atomic Spectroscopy5.1. Background5.2. Angular Momentum5.3. The Hydrogen Atom and One-Electron Spectra5.3a. Vector Model5.3b. Spin-Orbit Coupling5.4. Many-Electron Atoms5.5. Selection Rules5.6. Atomic Spectra5.7. Intensity of Atomic Lines5.8. Zeeman Effect5.8a. Paschen-Back Effect5.9. Stark Effect6. Rotational Spectroscopy6.1. Rotation of Rigid Bodies6.2. Diatomic and Linear Molecules6.2a. Selection Rules6.2b. Centrifugal Distortion6.2c. Vibrational Angular Momentum6.3. Line Intensities for Diatomic and Linear Molecules6.4. Symmetric Tops6.4a. Molecule and Space-Fixed Angular Molecules6.4b. Rotational Spectra6.4c. Centrifugal Distortion6.4d. Line Intensity6.5. Asymmetric Tops6.5a. Selection Rules6.5b. Line Intensity6.6. Structure Determination7. Vibrational Spectroscopy7.1. Diatomic Molecules7.1a. Wavefunctions for Harmonic and Anharmonic Oscillators7.1b. Vibrational Selection Rules for Diatomics7.1c. Dissociation Energies from Spectroscopic Data7.1d. Vibrational-Rotation Transitions of Diatomics7.1e. Combination Differences7.2. Vibrational Motion of Polyatomic Molecules7.2a. Classical Mechanical Description7.2b. Quantum Mechanical Description7.2c. Internal Coordinates7.2d. Symmetry Coordinates7.2e. Symmetry for Normal Modes7.2f. Selection Rules for Vibrational Transitions7.2g. Vibration-Rotation Transitions of Linear Molecules7.2h. Nuclear Spin Statistics7.2i. Excited Vibrational States of Linear Molecules7.3. Vibrational Spectra of Symmetric Tops7.3a. Coriolis Interactions in Molecules7.4. Infrared Transitions of Spherical Tops7.5. Vibrational Spectra of Asymmetric Tops7.6. Vibrational-Rotation Line Intensities7.6a. Line Inensity Calculations7.7. Fermi and Coriolis Perturbations7.8. Inversion Doubling and Fluxional Behavior8. Light Scattering and the Raman Effect8.1. Background8.1a. Classical Model8.1b. Quantum Model8.1c. Polarization8.2. Rotational Raman Effect8.2a. Diatomic Molecules8.3. Vibrational-Rotation Raman Spectroscopy8.3a. Diatomic Molecules8.4. Rayleigh and Raman Intensities8.4a. Classical Theory8.4b. Vibrational Intensity Calculations8.5. Conclusions9. Electronic Spectroscopy of Diatomics9.1. Orbitals and States9.2. Vibrational Structure9.3. Rotational Structure of Diatomic Molecules9.3a. Singlet-Singlet Transitions9.3b. Nonsinglet Transitions9.4. The Symmetry of Diatomic Energy Levels: Parity9.4a. Total (+/-) Parity9.4b. Rotationless (e/f) Parity9.4c. Gerade/Ungerade (g/u) Parity9.4d. Symmetric/Antisymmetric (s/a) Parity9.5. Rotational Line Intensities9.6. Dissociation, Photodissociation, and PredissociationA. Units, Conversions, and Physical ConstantsB. Character TablesC. Direct Product TablesD. Introductory TextbooksFigure AcknowledgementsIndex

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"Bernath offers an excellent book on fundamental spectroscopy for senior-level undergraduates or graduate students. The revised edition (1st ed., 1995) includes updated references and consistent use of recommended symbols and units... The figures are plentiful and clear, and the indexcomplete." Choice