ISBN-10:
0471699314
ISBN-13:
9780471699316
Pub. Date:
05/28/1974
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Advances in Chemical Physics / Edition 99

Advances in Chemical Physics / Edition 99

by Ilya Prigogine

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Advances in Chemical Physics / Edition 99

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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ISBN-13: 9780471699316
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/1974
Series: Advances in Chemical Physics Ser.
Pages: 317
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

ILYA PRIGOGINE is Director of the Instituts Internationaux de Physique et de Chimie, E. Solvay, Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Prigogine is also the Ashbel Smith Professor of Physics at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is also Director of the Ilya Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems. In 1977 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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.
In addition to his work at the University, he is currently on the Board of Governors at Argonne National Laboratory, managed by and affiliated with The University of Chicago, as well as Tel Aviv University. He has served as editor for Chemical Physics Letters, in addition to the series on Advances in Chemical Physics. He currently maintains a full research lab but has retired from teaching classes.

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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

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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