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An Introduction to Theoretical Chemistry

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  • Date Published: March 2003
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print April 2016
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521530477

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  • In this unique textbook Jack Simons goes back to basics and focuses on the foundations that lie at the heart of modern day theoretical chemistry. Emphasis is on the concepts, tools and equations that govern the three main theoretical chemistry sub-disciplines: electronic structure, statistical mechanics and reaction dynamics. Part I provides the foundations of quantum mechanics and molecular spectroscopy as applied to chemistry today. This section can be used either as stand-alone material in a junior level physical chemistry class or to provide the reader with the tools and background needed to cover the second part of the book. Part II starts with a general overview of theoretical chemistry and then gives a very accessible introduction to each of the three main sub-disciplines in the subject. Highly illustrated with numerous exercises and worked solutions, this book provides a concise, up-to-date treatise on the underpinnings of modern theoretical chemistry.

    • 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: March 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 April 2016
  • 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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Concepts of Modern Mathematics
    • Mathematical Concepts and Connections
  • Author

    Jack Simons, University of Utah
    Jack Simons is Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Utah.

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