ISBN : 9780199541423
Quantum mechanics embraces the behaviour of all known forms of matter, including the atoms and molecules from which we, and all living organisms, are composed. Molecular Quantum Mechanics leads us through this absorbing yet challenging subject, exploring the fundamental physical principles that explain how all matter behaves.
With the clarity of exposition and extensive learning features that have established the book as a leading text in the field, Molecular Quantum Mechanics takes us from the foundations of quantum mechanics, through quantum models of atomic, molecular, and electronic structure, and on to discussions of spectroscopy, and the electronic and magnetic properties of molecules. Lucid explanations and illuminating artworks help to visualise the many abstract concepts upon which the subject is built.
Fully updated to reflect the latest advances in computational techniques, and enhanced with more mathematical support and worked examples than ever before, Molecular Quantum Mechanics remains the ultimate resource for those wishing to master this important subject.
"An ideal purchase for undergraduates as it gives a comprehensive coverage of all the topics at this level, offering a great deal of additional insight for those captivated by the quantum world... For those enthusiastic about this field and looking for a more rigorous approach, this text is absolutely superb. The impressive range and depth of topics covered make it a very worthwhile purchase." - Rebecca Ingle, Times Higher Education Supplement
"A must have book that's ideal for every chemistry student to have on their shelf." - Claire Pickering, student, University of Central Lancashire
"Although this is an undergraduate textbook it constitutes quite an advanced course in molecular quantum mechanics. It makes a good introduction to a novice, be they undergraduate or postgraduate, to a wide variety of specialist areas within molecular quantum mechanics." - Stephen H. Ashworth, Contemporary Physics
Introduction and orientation
1: The foundations of quantum mechanics
2: Linear motion and the harmonic oscillator
3: Rotational motion and the hydrogen atom
4: Angular momentum
5: Group theory
6: Techniques of approximation
7: Atomic spectra and atomic structure
8: An introduction to molecular structure
9: Computational chemistry
10: Molecular rotations and vibrations
11: Molecular electronic transitions
12: The electric properties of molecules
13: The magnetic properties of molecules
14: Scattering theory