The Bell that Rings Light: A Primer in Quantum Mechanics and Chemical Bonding

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World Scientific, Jan 1, 2006 - Science - 137 pages
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"This book is an introduction to quantum mechanics and mathematics that leads to the solution of the Schrodinger equation. It can be read and understood by undergraduates without sacrificing the mathematical details necessary for a complete solution giving the shapes of molecular orbitals seen in every chemistry text. Readers are introduced to many mathematical topics new to the undergraduate curriculum, such as basic representation theory, Schur's lemma, and the Legendre polynomials."--Back cover.
 

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Contents

Rutherford Bohr and Balmer
1
Some Important Experiments
7
The Atom
15
New Assumptions
19
Zetetics
23
Classical Waves
31
ParticleinaBox
39
Exploring the Analogy
45
More French Mathematicians
71
The Quantum Numbers
77
Chemistry and Bonding
81
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion
89
The Shape of an Orbital
93
Molecular Orbital Theory
103
Valence Bond Theory
117
Other Kinds of Bonding
123

Dr Schrodinger I Presume?
49
The Quantum Numbers
53
Pleased to Meet you Dr Schur
59
The Spherical Harmonics
65
Dye Molecules
129
Afterword
135
Index
137
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