The Quantum Classical Theory

Hardcover | December 15, 2002

byGert D. Billing

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Over a period of fifty years, the quantum-classical or semi-classical theories have been among the most popular for calculations of rates and cross sections for many dynamical processes: energy transfer, chemical reactions, photodissociation, surface dynamics, reactions in clusters andsolutions, etc. These processes are important in the simulation of kinetics of processes in plasma chemistry, chemical reactors, chemical or gas lasers, atmospheric and interstellar chemistry, as well as various industrial processes. This book gives an overview of quantum-classical methods that arecurrently used for a theoretical description of these molecular processes. It gives the theoretical background for the derivation of the theories from first principles. Enough details are provided to allow numerical implementation of the methods. The book gives the necessary background forunderstanding the approximations behind the methods and the working schemes for treating energy transfer processes from diatomic to polyatomic molecules, reactions at surfaces, non-adiabatic processes, and chemical reactions.

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Over a period of fifty years, the quantum-classical or semi-classical theories have been among the most popular for calculations of rates and cross sections for many dynamical processes: energy transfer, chemical reactions, photodissociation, surface dynamics, reactions in clusters andsolutions, etc. These processes are important in t...

Gert D. Billing is at University of Copenhagen.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 6.3 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:December 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Abbreviations1. Introduction2. Rigorous theories3. Approximate theories4. Second quantization5. More complex systems6. ConclusionAppendicesBibliographyIndex

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"Overall, the book is a welcome addition to the scientist of semiclassical mechanics... This work is a fitting tribute to the late Gert Billing. His abundant energy, evident on every page of this book, will surely be greatly missed. Randall S. Dumont Journal of the American ChemicalSociety