## Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory: A Programmed Introduction to Chemical ApplicationsThis substantially revised and expanded new edition of the bestselling textbook, addresses the difficulties that can arise with the mathematics that underpins the study of symmetry, and acknowledges that group theory can be a complex concept for students to grasp. Written in a clear, concise manner, the author introduces a series of programmes that help students learn at their own pace and enable to them understand the subject fully. Readers are taken through a series of carefully constructed exercises, designed to simplify the mathematics and give them a full understanding of how this relates to the chemistry. This second edition contains a new chapter on the projection operator method. This is used to calculate the form of the normal modes of vibration of a molecule and the normalised wave functions of hybrid orbitals or molecular orbitals. The features of this book include: * A concise, gentle introduction to symmetry and group theory * Takes a programmed learning approach * New material on projection operators, and the calcultaion of normal modes of vibration and normalised wave functions of orbitals This book is suitable for all students of chemistry taking a first course in symmetry and group theory. |

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User Review - Pferdina - LibraryThingThe book is a "programmed instruction" workbook. Readers are supposed to cover up the text with a sheet of paper and reveal one section at a time, working through the examples as they go. I found it ... Read full review

### Contents

Point Groups | 22 |

Nondegenerate Representations | 46 |

Matrices | 65 |

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Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory: A Programmed Introduction to Chemical ... Alan Vincent No preview available - 1977 |

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