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Group Theory with Applications in Chemical Physics

Group Theory with Applications in Chemical Physics

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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521642507

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  • Group Theory is an indispensable mathematical tool in many branches of physics and chemistry. Providing a detailed account of Group Theory and its applications to chemical physics, the first half of this book focuses on elementary topics, such as molecular and crystal symmetry. The latter, more advanced portion includes proven examples. The book's comprehensive coverage makes it suitable for a two-semester course at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

    • An introductory and advanced text that comprehensively covers fundamentals and applications of group theory in detail
    • Suitable for a two-semester course with numerous worked examples and problems
    • Includes several topics often omitted from introductory texts, such as rotation group, space groups and spinor bases
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    “The mathematical development is clear and concise, and examples interspersed throughout clearly illustrate the different principles considered. For practicing chemists or physicists with previous exposure to group theory, this book is indispensable. As a primary resource for special-topics graduate courses, this book would be outstanding.”

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521642507
    • length: 506 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 140 b/w illus. 188 tables 134 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The elementary properties of groups
    2. Symmetry operators and point groups
    3. Matrix representations
    4. Group representations
    5. Bases of representations
    6. Molecular orbitals
    7. Crystal field theory
    8. Double groups
    9. Molecular vibrations
    10. Transitions between electronic states
    11. The rotation group
    12. Projective representations
    13. Time-reversal symmetry
    14. The crystallographic magnetic point groups
    15. Macroscopic properties of crystals
    16. Space groups
    17. Electronic energy states in crystals
    18. The vibration of atoms in crystals

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    Patrick Jacobs

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    Patrick Jacobs, University of Western Ontario
    Professor Jacobs is Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario. He has taught extensively in the area of physical chemistry, in particular group theory and has lectured on the subject across North America, Europe and the former USSR. He has authored over 315 publications, mainly in the fields of solid state chemistry and physics and his work has been awarded with the Solid State Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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