Advanced Chemistry: Quantum

Quantum Chemistry, 7/e

by Ira N. Levine

Known for its solid presentation of mathematics, this bestseller is a rigorous but accessible introduction to both quantum chemistry and the math needed to master it. Quantum Chemistry, 7/e covers quantum mechanics, atomic structure, and molecular electronic structure, and provides a thorough, unintimidating treatment of operators, differential equations, simultaneous linear equations,and other areas of required math. Practical for students in all branches of chemistry, the new edition reflects the latest quantum chemistry research and methods of computational chemistry, and clearly demonstrates the usefulness and limitations of current quantum-mechanical methods for the calculation of molecular properties.

ISBN-10: 0321803450 / ISBN-13: 9780321803450

In-depth treatment of quantum chemistry

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In-depth treatment of quantum chemistry gives advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students the background to understand the basic principles.

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Thorough updates reflect the latest quantum chemistry research and methods of computational chemistry, including several new literature references.

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  • Detailed reviews of necessary mathematics are included (complex numbers, differential equations, operators, vectors,determinants, simultaneous linear equations, matrices), taking into account the limited mathematics background of chemistry students. The mathematics is integrated into the text so students can immediately see it applied to quantum chemistry.
  • Derivations are presented in full, step-by-step detail so students at all levels can easily follow and understand.

Table of Contents

  •   1. The Schrödinger Equation
  •   2. The Particle in a Box
  •   3. Operators
  •   4. The Harmonic Oscillator
  •   5. Angular Momentum
  •   6. The Hydrogen Atom
  •   7. Theorems of Quantum Mechanics
  •   8. The Variation Method
  •   9. Perturbation Theory
  • 10. Electron Spin and the Spin-Statistics Theorem
  • 11. Many-Electron Atoms
  • 12. Molecular Symmetry
  • 13. Electronic Structure of Diatomic Molecules
  • 14. Theorems of Molecular Quantum Mechanics
  • 15. Molecular Electronic Structure
  • 16. Electron-Correlation Methods
  • 17. Semiempirical and Molecular-Mechanics Treatments of Molecules
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Answers to Selected Problems
  • Index

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Chapter 6: The Hydrogen Atom

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