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Jack Simons returns to basics and focuses on the foundations of modern theoretical chemistry. He emphasizes the concepts, tools and equations governing the three main theoretical chemistry sub-disciplines in this introductory-level text. An associated website (http://simons.hec.utah.edu/Theorypage/index.html) supplies supplementary material plus many links to other theoretical chemistry sites. The book contains over fifty multi-part exercises and worked solutions and provides a concise account of modern theoretical chemistry.Read more
- Contains over 50 multi-part exercises with complete worked solutions
- Highly illustrated and written in an informal style
- Supplementary material and links to other relevant sites can be found at http://simons.hec.utah.edu/TheoryPage/index.html
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- Date Published: April 2003
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521530477
- length: 476 pages
- dimensions: 246 x 189 x 22 mm
- weight: 1.039kg
- contains: 118 b/w illus. 59 exercises
- availability: Unavailable - out of print
Table of Contents
Part I. Background Material:
1. The basics of quantum mechanics
2. Model problems that form important starting points
3. Characteristics of energy surfaces
4. Some important tools of theory
Part II. Three Primary Areas of Theoretical Chemistry:
5. An overview of theoretical chemistry
6. Electronic structure
7. Statistical mechanics
8. Chemical dynamics.
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- Concepts of Modern Mathematics
- Mathematical Concepts and Connections
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