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Overview

This series edited by Nobel Prize winner Ida Prigogine and renowned authority Stuart A. Rice provides general information about a wide variety of topics in chemical physics. Experts present comprehensive analyses of subjects of interest and to encourage the expression of individual points of view. This approach to presenting an overview of a subject will both stimulate new research and serve as a personalized learning text for beginners in the field.
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Specialists...explain recent developments for scientists working in other areas of chemical physics.
SciTech Book News
Specialists...explain recent developments for scientists working in other areas of chemical physics.
From The Critics
Nine recent papers represent the current state of chemical physics. They discuss transition path sampling, chemical reaction dynamics, chaos, single molecule spectroscopy, self-similarity, electron- correlated approaches, the computational chemistry of acids, cooperative effects of hydrogen bonding, and nonadiabatic electron- transfer reactions. Numerous charts and graphs provide a visual display of the data. The contributors include chemical engineers, chemical biologists, and other scientists from the United States, Japan, Brazil, and Germany. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Comprises five contributions on integral equation theories of the structure, thermodynamics, and phase transitions of polymer fluids; dielectric properties of liquid crystals under high pressure; electric polarization of polar time-dependent-rigid materials; magnetic relation in fine particle systems; and equilibrium configurations of "N" equal charges on a sphere. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Four papers present an overview and analysis of Doppler spectroscopy used with photofragmentation; vibrational predissociation dynamics of Van der Waals complexes and product rotational state distributions; electron scattering by small molecules; and time-dependent semiclassical mechanics. For researchers and students in chemical physics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"Editor Stuart Rice is carrying on the fine tradition of the 'Advances in Chemical Physics' series by assembling authoritative reviews spanning a diverse range of topics in modern physical chemistry." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, June 23, 2004)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118122341
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Series: Advances in Chemical Physics Series , #316
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart A. Rice received his master's and doctorate from Harvard University and was a Junior Fellow at Harvard for two years before joining the faculty of The University of Chicago in 1957 where he remains a well-known theoretical chemist who also does experimental research and is currently the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at The University of Chicago. Professor Rice has served the university in a wide variety of capacities during his forty-eight year tenure. He served as the director of the James Franck Institute (the university's center for physical chemistry and condensed matter physics) from 1961 to 1967, was Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1971 to 1976 and was Dean of the Physical Sciences Division from 1981 to 1995. In 1999 he received the National Medal of Science.

Aaron R. Dinner received his bachelor's degree and doctorate from Harvard University, after which he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford and the University of California, Berkely. He joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2003 and is the Principal Investigator of The Dinner Group, which develops and applies theoretical methods for relating cellular behavior to molecular properties.

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INTRODUCTION

Few of us can any longer keep up with the flood of scientific literature, even in specialized subfields. Any attempt to do more and be broadly educated with respect to a large domain of science has the appearance of tilting at windmills. Yet the synthesis of ideas drawn from different subjects into new, powerful, general concepts is as valuable as ever, and the desire to remain educated persists in all scientists. This series, Advances in Chemical Physics, is devoted to helping the reader obtain general information about a wide variety of topics in chemical physics, a field that we interpret very broadly. Our intent is to have experts present comprenhensive analyses of subjects of interest and to encourage the expression of individual points of view. We hope that this approach to the presentation of an overview of a subject will both stimulate new research and serve as a personalized learning text for beginners in a field.

I. PRIGOGINE



STUART A. RICE



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Table of Contents

The Decoupling of Electronic and Nuclear
Motions in the Isolated Molecule Schroedinger Hamiltonian(B. Sutcliffe).
Association, Dissociation, and the Acceleration and Suppression of Reactions by Laser Pulses (M. Shapiro).
Vibrational Energy Flow: A State Space Approach (M. Gruebele).
Discrete Variable Representations and Their Utilization (J. Light & T. Carrington).
Above and Below the Wannier Threshold (A.Loughan).
Unified Theory of Photochemical Charge Separation (A. Burshtein).
Indexes.
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Introduction

INTRODUCTION

Few of us can any longer keep up with the flood of scientific literature, even in specialized subfields. Any attempt to do more and be broadly educated with respect to a large domain of science has the appearance of tilting at windmills. Yet the synthesis of ideas drawn from different subjects into new, powerful, general concepts is as valuable as ever, and the desire to remain educated persists in all scientists. This series, Advances in Chemical Physics, is devoted to helping the reader obtain general information about a wide variety of topics in chemical physics, a field that we interpret very broadly. Our intent is to have experts present comprehensive analyses of subjects of interest and to encourage the expression of individual points of view. We hope that this approach to the presentation of an overview of a subject will both stimulate new research and serve as a personalized learning text for beginners in a field.

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