Computational Chemistry

ISBN : 9780198755500

Jeremy Harvey
160 ページ
189 x 246 mm
Oxford Chemistry Primers



  • Focused introductions designed to give students an in-depth understanding of a diverse range of important topics in modern chemistry
  • Frequent diagrams and margin notes support students in their learning
  • Questions at the end of every chapter and interactive online questions encourage active learning and promote deep understanding
  • The diverse applications of computational chemistry are demonstrated through frequent worked examples

The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. The learning features provided, including exercises at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance to current research and industry of the chemistry being described.
Computational Chemistry provides a user-friendly introduction to this powerful way of characterizing and modelling chemical systems. This primer provides the perfect introduction to the subject, leading the reader through the basic principles before showing the variety of ways in which computational chemistry is applied in practice to study real molecules, all illustrated by frequent examples.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Computational Chemistry features: 

For students: 
· Full worked solutions to the end-of-chapter exercises 
· Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning


1: Computation and Computers in Chemistry
2: Quantum Chemistry
3: Quantum Chemical Methods
4: Molecular Mechanics Methods
5: Geometry Optimization
6: Dynamics Methods
7: Rate Constants and Equilibria
8: Hybrid and Multi-Scale Methods
9: Conclusions


Jeremy Harvey, Professor of Quantum Chemistry, Chemistry Department, KU Leuven, Belgium
Jeremy Harvey studied Chemistry, obtaining his 'Licence' and Doctorate at UC Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. His doctoral thesis (1995) was in the area of experimental mechanistic organic chemistry. During postdoctoral periods in Germany and Israel, he became increasingly interested in computational chemistry, and since starting his independent research career in Bristol (1999) has worked in this area, mainly using electronic structure theory methods to shed light on experimental observations and to suggest new experiments. In 2014, he moved from Bristol to a position as Professor of Quantum Chemistry at KU Leuven.

"Computational Chemistry is a very welcome book whose main qualities are the rigour and the completeness achieved without sacrificing the synthesis." - Antonio Monari, Universite de Lorraine, Acta Cryst. (2018) C74

"This short and easily readable book provides an excellent guide to the world of computational chemistry. It could be successfully used also by graduates, students or researchers from the experimental chemistry fields, who seek a general, yet critical, view of the possibilities offered by modelling and simulation." - Antonio Monari, Universite de Lorraine, Acta Cryst. (2018) C74

"Significantly, one of the strengths of the book is the constant use of real-life examples in the form of real calculations performed by the author, which students are encouraged to repeat, to illustrate the different methods and the different problems." - Antonio Monari, Universite de Lorraine, Acta Cryst. (2018) C74

"A valuable and productive effort that can strongly benefit the development and the general understanding of computational chemistry and molecular simulation." - Antonio Monari, Universite de Lorraine, Acta Cryst. (2018) C74