Fundamentals of Quantum Chemistry

Fundamentals of Quantum Chemistry

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Fundamentals of Quantum Chemistry is an introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics needed in physical chemistry. Mathematical tools are presented and developed as needed and only basic calculus, chemistry, and physics is assumed. Applications include atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, alpha decay, tunneling, and superconductivity. New edition includes sections on perturbation theory, orbital symmetry of diatomic molecules, the Huckel MO method and Woodward/Hoffman rules as well as a new chapter on SCF and Hartree-Fock methods.
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  • Paperback | 291 pages
  • 149.4 x 230.1 x 18mm | 498.96g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0123567718
  • 9780123567710

Table of contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
1. The Early Days
2. The Quantum Mechanical Way of Doing Things
3. Particles in Boxes
4. The Hydrogen Atom
5. More Complex Atoms
6. Vibrations and the Harmonic Oscillator
7. Molecular Rotation and Spectroscopy
8. Barrier Penetration
9. Diatomic Molecules
10. Symmetry
11. Huckel Molecular Orbital Methods
12. More Complete Molecular Orbital Methods
Answers to Selected Problems
Index
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"This is an excellent book to use as an introduction to the techniques and concepts met in theoretical chemistry by undergraduate and beginning graduate students...The organization and style of the book are such that a student would find it easy to read and follow the physical, chemical, and mathematical principles." -- Jim McTavish, Liverpool John Moores University"I wish to thank Professor J. E. House for [the first edition] which I found in the Chemistry library here at Columbia. His book is excellent. It states the basics clearly, and he teaches what a new student needs to know. When I read the author's text he seemed like my own professor because he was so generous." -- Alison Winfield, Columbia University"[This is a] brief need to know introduction to some of the more important topics in elementary quantum mechanics. Over the years I have used two other books similar to this one, both of which were inferior to House's book." -- Kurt Christoffel, Augustana College
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"This is an excellent book to use as an introduction...The organization and style of the book are such that a student would find it easy to read and follow the physical, chemical, and mathematical principles."
--Jim McTavish, Liverpool John Moores University
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About James E. House

J.E. House is Scholar in Residence, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Illinois State University. He received BS and MA degrees from Southern Illinois University and the PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana. In his 32 years at Illinois State, he taught a variety of courses in inorganic and physical chemistry. He has authored almost 150 publications in chemistry journals, many dealing with reactions in solid materials, as well as books on chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, and inorganic chemistry. He was elected Professor of the Year in 2011 by the student body at Illinois Wesleyan University. He is the Series Editor for Elsevier's Developments in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry series, and a member of the editorial board of The Chemical Educator.
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