The Quantum in Chemistry - An Experimentalist's View / Edition 1

The Quantum in Chemistry - An Experimentalist's View / Edition 1

by Roger Grinter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470013184

ISBN-13: 9780470013182

Pub. Date: 11/29/2005

Publisher: Wiley

"This book explores the way in which quantum theory has become central to our understanding of the behaviour of atoms and molecules and the way in which this underlies so many of the experimental measurements we make, how we interpret those experiments and the language which we use to describe our results. It attempts to provide an account of the quantum theory and…  See more details below

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"This book explores the way in which quantum theory has become central to our understanding of the behaviour of atoms and molecules and the way in which this underlies so many of the experimental measurements we make, how we interpret those experiments and the language which we use to describe our results. It attempts to provide an account of the quantum theory and some of its applications to chemistry." This book is for researchers working on experimental aspects of chemistry and the allied sciences at all levels, from advanced undergraduates to experienced research project leaders, wishing to improve, by self-study or in small research-orientated groups, their understanding of the ways in which quantum mechanics can be applied to their problems. The book also aims to provide useful background material for teachers of quantum mechanics courses and their students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470013182
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/29/2005
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.78(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The role of theory in the physical sciences1
Ch. 2From classical to quantum mechanics9
Ch. 3The application of quantum mechanics37
Ch. 4Angular momentum73
Ch. 5The structure and spectroscopy of the atom95
Ch. 6The covalent chemical bond131
Ch. 7Bonding, spectroscopy and magnetism in transition-metal complexes181
Ch. 8Spectroscopy215
Ch. 9Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy261
Ch. 10Infrared spectroscopy289
Ch. 11Electronic spectroscopy327
Ch. 12Some special topics351
App. 1Fundamental constants and atomic units401
App. 2The variation method and the secular equations403
App. 3Energies and wave functions by matrix diagonalisation411
App. 4Perturbation theory417
App. 5The spherical harmonics and hydrogen atom wave functions425
App. 6Slater determinants429
App. 7Spherical polar co-ordinates431
App. 8Numbers : real, imaginary and complex433
App. 9Dipole and transition dipole moments435
App. 10Wave functions for the [superscript 3]F states of d[superscript 2] using shift operators439

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