Variational Principles and Methods in Theoretical Physics and Chemistry

Variational Principles and Methods in Theoretical Physics and Chemistry

by Robert K. Nesbet
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521675758

ISBN-13: 9780521675758

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ideal for graduate students and researchers in any field that uses variational methodology, this book is particularly suitable as a backup reference for lecture courses in mathematical methods in physics and theoretical chemistry.  See more details below

Overview

Ideal for graduate students and researchers in any field that uses variational methodology, this book is particularly suitable as a backup reference for lecture courses in mathematical methods in physics and theoretical chemistry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521675758
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IClassical mathematics and physics1
1History of variational theory3
2Classical mechanics11
3Applied mathematics25
IIBound states in quantum mechanics33
4Time-independent quantum mechanics35
5Independent-electron models53
6Time-dependent theory and linear response77
IIIContinuum states and scattering theory91
7Multiple scattering theory for molecules and solids93
8Variational methods for continuum states129
9Electron-impact rovibrational excitation of molecules161
IVField theories179
10Relativistic Lagrangian theories181
References and bibliography205
Index225

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