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Group Theory with Applications in Chemical Physics

Group Theory with Applications in Chemical Physics


  • Date Published: October 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521642507

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  • Group Theory is an indispensable mathematical tool in many branches of chemistry and physics. This book provides a self-contained and rigorous account on the fundamentals and applications of the subject to chemical physics, assuming no prior knowledge of group theory. The first half of the book focuses on elementary topics, such as molecular and crystal symmetry, whilst the latter half is more advanced in nature. Discussions on more complex material such as space groups, projective representations, magnetic crystals and spinor bases, often omitted from introductory texts, are expertly dealt with. With the inclusion of numerous exercises and worked examples, this book will appeal to advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students studying physical sciences and is an ideal text for use on a two-semester course.

    • 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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    • Date Published: October 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: In stock
  • 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, 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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