Quantum Chemistry / Edition 3

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Overview

Lowe's new edition assumes little mathematical or physical sophistication and emphasizes an understanding of the techniques and results of quantum chemistry. It can serve as a primary text in quantum chemistry courses, and enables students and researchers to comprehend the current literature. This third edition has been thoroughly updated and includes numerous new exercises to facilitate self-study and solutions to selected exercises.

* Assumes little initial mathematical or physical sophistication, developing insights and abilities in the context of actual problems
* Provides thorough treatment of the simple systems basic to this subject
* Emphasizes UNDERSTANDING of the techniques and results of modern quantum chemistry
* Treats MO theory from simple Huckel through ab intio methods in current use
* Develops perturbation theory through the topics of orbital interaction as well as spectroscopic selection rules
* Presents group theory in a context of MO applications
* Includes qualitative MO theory of molecular structure, Walsh rules, Woodward-Hoffmann rules, frontier orbitals, and organic reactions develops MO theory of periodic systems, with applications to organic polymers.

Audience: Upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate chemistry students taking quantum chemistry; physical chemists; and organic and inorganic chemists.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This new edition is based closely on the already outstanding second edition, with the addition of a co-author and appropriate updating, reworking, and elaboration of the material. The overall quality of this book is on par with the excellent work by Ira N. Leveine, Quantum Chemistry (5th ed., 2000). The authors aim at conceptual understanding as well as mathematical development. The book includes a large and varied set of homework problems, together with hints and brief solutions. A distinctive feature is the inclusion of some multiple-choice questions. Generous numbers of more traditional problems are provided as well.
Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.
A. Viste, emeritus, Augustana College, CHOICE, September 2006, Vol. 44, No. 1

"The book is very well written and in contrast to many other texts it focuses on the understanding of the concepts. This should provide the reader the knowledge to evaluate the various computation methods, and to make informed choices about specific quantum chemical methods for a given problem. Another attractive feature of this book are the end of chapter problems. In summary, this is an excellent text for a graduate level introduction to quantum chemistry and every teacher of these types of classes should give this text serious consideration."
S. Saebo, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA, STRUCT CHEM (2006)

Booknews
A textbook for senior and graduate chemistry students of all types, with the goal of bringing them to the point where they can understand much of the current chemical literature in which quantum chemical methods or concepts are used as tools. This edition (first was 1978) includes improved coverage of time-dependent phenomena, term symbols, and molecular rotation and vibration; a new chapter on molecular orbital theory of periodic systems; new exercise sets with solutions; and a new appendix that compiles angular momentum rules from operator algebra. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124575516
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 728
  • Sales rank: 1,171,354
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition

Classical Waves and the Time-Independent Schrödinger Wave Equation
Quantum Mechanics of Some Simple Systems
The One-Dimensional Harmonic Oscillator
The Hydrogen-like Ion, Angular Momentum, and the Rigid Rotor
Many-Electron Atoms
Postulates and Theorems of Quantum Mechanics
The Variation Method
The Simple Hückel Method and Applications
Matrix Formulation of the Linear Variation Method
The Extended Hückel Method
The SCF-LCAO-MO Method and Extensions
Time-Independent Rayleigh-Schrödinger Perturbation Theory
Group Theory
Qualitative Molecular Orbital Theory
Molecular Orbital Theory of Periodic Systems

Appendix 1: Useful Integrals
Appendix 2: Determinants
Appendix 3: Evaluation of the Coulomb Repulsion Integral over 1s AOs
Appendix 4: Angular Momentum Rules
Appendix 5: The Pairing Theorem
Appendix 6: Hückel Molecular Orbital Energies, Coefficients, Electron Densities, and Bond Orders for Some Simple Molecules
Appendix 7: Derivation of the Hartree-Fock Equation
Appendix 8: The Virial Theorem for Atoms and Diatomic Molecules
Appendix 9: Bra-Ket Notation
Appendix 10: Values of Some Useful Constants and Conversion Factors
Appendix 11: Group Theoretical Charts and Tables
Appendix 12: Hints for Solving Selected Problems
Appendix 13: Answers to Problems

Index.

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