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Molecular Quantum Mechanics


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Introduction and orientation1: The foundations of quantum mechanics2: Linear motion and the harmonic oscillator3: Rotational motion and the hydrogen atom4: Angular momentum5: Group theory6: Techniques of approximation7: Atomic spectra and atomic structure8: An introduction to molecular structure9: The calculation of electronic structure10: Molecular rotations and vibrations11: Molecular electronic transitions12: The electric properties of molecules13: The magnetic properties of molecules14: Scattering theory

About the Author

Professor Peter W. Atkins, Professor of Chemistry, and fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford, UK. Peter was the 2016 recipient of the American Chemical Society's Grady-Stack Award for science journalism. Professor Ronald S. Friedman, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne, USA.


An ideal purchase for undergraduates as it gives a comprehensive coverage of all the topics at this level, offering a great deal of additional insight for those captivated by the quantum world... For those enthusiastic about this field and looking for a more rigorous approach, this text is absolutely superb. The impressive range and depth of topics covered make it a very worthwhile purchase. * Rebecca Ingle, Times Higher Education Supplement *
A must have book that's ideal for every chemistry student to have on their shelf. * Claire Pickering, student, University of Central Lancashire *
Although this is an undergraduate textbook it constitutes quite an advanced course in molecular quantum mechanics. It makes a good introduction to a novice, be they undergraduate or postgraduate, to a wide variety of specialist areas within molecular quantum mechanics. * Stephen H. Ashworth, Contemporary Physics *

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