Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
The Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics provides a clear exposition of the principles of quantum mechanics and its applications for chemistry students. In easy-to-understand terminology, the reader is taken from the early developments in physics that led to quantum mechanics through topics that are essential to understanding modern chemistry and physics. Only a basic knowledge of calculus and introductory chemistry is required. The book is designed for self-study and provides fully developed mathematical details. It stresses the applications of the harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, barrier penetration, and hydrogen atom models. Topics dealing with chemical bonding, symmetry, and molecular orbitals provide the background necessary for the study of quantum mechanics at a more advanced level.
- Paperback | 279 pages
- 148 x 222 x 20mm | 458.14g
- 14 Jul 1998
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- b&w illustrations
About James E. House
J. E. House, Residence: Bloomington, Illinois. Affiliation: Illinois State University, Bloomington.
"....The book includes a significant amount of useful information, logically organized and presented at a reasonable level for nonspecialists in physics or physical chemistry. Particular attention is paid to topics of interest to chemists.... --CHOICE Perhaps the greatest strength of this [book] is the author's ability to take what is often perceived as an abstract field of study and relate this material to practical applications. --CLARKE W. EARLY, Kent State University
Table of contents
The Early Days. The Quantum Mechanical Way of Doing Things. Particles in Boxes. The Hydrogen Atom. More Complex Atoms. Vibrations and the Harmonic Oscillator. Molecular Rotation and Spectroscopy. Barrier Penetration. Diatomic Molecules. Symmetry. Huckel Molecular Orbital Calculations.