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    Molecular Vibrations: The Theory of Infrared and Raman Vibrational Spectra (Dover Books on Chemistry) (Paperback) By (author) E. Bright Wilson

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    DescriptionBecause of its connection with laser technology, the theory of infrared and Raman vibrational spectra is even more important now than when this book was first published. As the pioneering text in the field and as the text still preferred today, "Molecular Vibrations "is the undeniable choice of anyone teaching or studying molecular spectroscopy at the graduate level. It is the only book of its kind in the area written by well-known scientists, and besides its value as a pedagogical classic, it is an essential reference for anyone engaged in research. The genius of the book is its rigorous, elegant treatment of the mathematics involved in detailed vibrational analyses of polyatomic molecules. The reader is led carefully and gradually through the main features of the theory and its methods: starting from a valuable introduction to the theory of molecular vibrations and the application of wave mechanics to this subject; leading into the mathematical methods devised by Professor Wilson and his students for handling the mathematical problems and for making use of symmetry and group theory; proceeding through vibrational selection rules and intensities, potential functions and methods of solving the secular determinant; and concluding with a sample vibrational analysis of the molecule of benzene. Sixteen appendices, comprising nearly one hundred pages, offer much extremely useful information that is more clearly understood outside the body of the text. Well-known for their distinguished contributions to the field, the authors -- in addition to Professor Wilson of Harvard University -- are J. C. Decius of Oregon State University and Paul C. Cross, late President of Mellon Institute. Younger students interested in the field of molecular spectroscopy will especially welcome this inexpensive reprint edition of an exceptional book. "An authoritative and complete presentation written on a very high level." -- G. Herzberg, "Science ""The easiest and quickest route to acquiring skill in handling the mathematics of molecular vibrations." -- "Nature """


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    Title
    Molecular Vibrations
    Subtitle
    The Theory of Infrared and Raman Vibrational Spectra
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) E. Bright Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 388
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486639413
    ISBN 10: 048663941X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SCI053000
    BIC subject category V2: PHM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26460
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PNR
    BISAC V2.8: SCI013000
    DC19: 535.842
    B&T Approval Code: A54401500, A53573000
    DC22: 535.842
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 535.8/42
    LC classification: QC454.V5W5, QC454.V5 W54 1980
    Thema V1.0: PNR, PHM
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    10 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York