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Many-Body Methods in Chemistry and Physics
MBPT and Coupled-Cluster Theory


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  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521818322

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  • Written by two leading experts in the field, this book explores the 'many-body' methods that have become the dominant approach in determining molecular structure, properties and interactions. With a tight focus on the highly popular Many-Body Perturbation Theory (MBPT) and Coupled-Cluster theories (CC), the authors present a simple, clear, unified approach to describe the mathematical tools and diagrammatic techniques employed. Using this book the reader will be able to understand, derive and confidently implement relevant algebraic equations for current and even new multi-reference CC methods. Hundreds of diagrams throughout the book enhance reader understanding through visualization of computational procedures and extensive referencing allows further exploration of this evolving area. With an extensive bibliography and detailed index, this book will be suitable for graduates and researchers within quantum chemistry, chemical physics and atomic, molecular and solid-state physics.

    • The first book to address Many-Body Perturbation Theory and Coupled-Cluster methods
    • Hundreds of diagrams enhance understanding of the methodologies described
    • Extensive referencing connects the reader to the research literature in this evolving area
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    'All research groups in theoretical chemistry will want to have this volume in their library; the book will form an essential part of any course on electron correlation.' Professor Nicholas Handy, University of Cambridge

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521818322
    • length: 548 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Formal perturbation theory
    3. Second quantization
    4. Diagrammatic notation
    5. Diagrammatic expansions for perturbation theory
    6. Proof of the linked-diagram theorem
    7. Computational aspects of MBPT
    8. Open-shell and quasidegenerate perturbation theory
    9. Foundations of coupled-cluster theory
    10. Systematic derivation of the coupled-cluster equations
    11. Calculation of properties in coupled-cluster theory
    12. Additional aspects of coupled-cluster theory
    13. The equation-of-motion coupled-cluster method for excited, ionized and electron-attached states
    14. Multireference coupled-cluster methods.

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    Many-Body Methods in Chemistry and Physics

    Isaiah Shavitt, Rodney J. Bartlett

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    Isaiah Shavitt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Isaiah Shavitt is an Emeritus Professor of Ohio State University, and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After receiving his Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in 1957, he went on to teach in the chemistry department of Israel Institute of Technology and serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and the IBM Watson Laboratory at Columbia University. He is an Elected Member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, and was awarded the 2000 Morley Medal of the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society.

    Rodney J. Bartlett, University of Florida
    Rodney J. Bartlett, the Graduate Research Professor at the Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, pioneered the development of coupled cluster (CC) theory in quantum chemistry to offer highly accurate solutions of the Schrödinger equation for molecular structure and spectra. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences (1991), the American Physical Society (1986), and the Guggenheim Foundation (1986). He has published over 500 papers and book chapters, presented over 200 invited lectures at major meetings, and received numerous awards.

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