Molecular quantum mechanics

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 545 pages
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Molecular Quantum Mechanicsestablished itself as a classic as soon as the original edition appeared. Maintaining the important and essential spirit of the earlier editions, this third edition remains in the forefront of its field. The book has been entirely rewritten to present the subject more clearly than ever before, and the use of two-color art helps to make the text even more accessible. The text remains unique in the range of topics it covers, from the foundations of quantum mechancis to applications such as spectroscopy and the electric and magnetic properties of matter. Two entirely new chapters have been added to this third edition. One is an introduction to computational techniques in quantum chemistry and the other is an introduction on scattering theory. Anyone teaching courses using quantum mechanics, particularly quantum chemistry, will not only find this volume authoritative but highly approachable as well.

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User Review  - James Lyon - Goodreads

This book is very pretty: I said it. The coloring and font is spot on. The material is well covered too; I especially liked his presentation of the relationship between coupled and uncoupled electron systems via Clebsch-Gordan coefficients. Recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - Samson - Goodreads

Alright, my supervisors don't like this because "the descriptions aren't entirely accurate". But hey, if you wish to *pretend to* understand quantum mechanics for chemistry at all, please read this. Read full review

Contents

Introduction and orientation
1
The foundations of quantum mechanics
9
The postulates of quantum mechanics
15
Copyright

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Peter Atkins is Professor of Chemistry and Fellow of Lincoln College at Oxford University. He is the author of several world-famous chemistry textbooks. One reason why these continue to be leaders throughout the world after more than two decades is his remarkable gift for being able to explain
things--especially challenging concepts--memorably and with great clarity. This gift has regularly been deployed in his books for the general reader (Richard Dawkins has described one of them, The Creation, as 'the most beautifully written popular science book ever'), but never to better effect than
now, in Galileo's Finger.

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