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Title

Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics
Author

Horia Metiu
Organization: University of California, Santa Barbara
Book information

Publisher: Taylor and Francis (New York, NY)
Copyright year: 2006
ISBN: 0815340877
Medium: Paperback
Includes: CD-ROM
Pages: 481
Out of print?: N
Additional cataloguing information: ISBN-13: 9780815340874
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Contents

Why Quantum Mechanics? | Dynamic Variables and Operators | The Eigenvalue Problem | What Do We Measure When We Study Quantum Systems? | Some Results Are Certain, Most Are Just Probable | The Physical Interpretation of the Wave Function | Tunneling | Particle in a Box | Light Emission and Absorption: The Phenomena | Light Emission and Absorption: Einstein's Phenomenological Theory | Light Absorption: The Quantum Theory | Light Emission and Absorption by a Particle in a Box and a Harmonic Oscillator | Two-Particle Systems | Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics | Two-Particle Systems: The Radial and Angular Schrödinger Equations | The Energy Eigenstates of a Diatomic Molecule | Diatomic Molecule: Its Spectroscopy | The Hydrogen Atom | The Spin of the Electron and Its Role in Spectroscopy | The Electronic Structure of Molecules: The H2 Molecule | Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Electron Spin Resonance | Appendix A1: Values of Some Physical Constants | Appendix A2: Energy Conversion Factors
Description

This is an undergraduate textbook on physical chemistry published as four separate paperback volumes. It combines a thorough presentation of the theoretical and mathematical aspects of the subject with examples and applications drawn from current industrial and academic research and actual experimental data.

The books closely integrate theoretical chemistry teachings with industrial and laboratory practice, providing a realistic grounding for future practicing chemists and engineers. Each volume includes Mathematica workbooks on CD-ROM.
Subjects

*Education > College
*Engineering
*Science > Chemistry
*Science > Physics > Mechanics
*Science > Physics > Quantum Physics
Keywords

physical chemistry, quantum mechanics, molecular vibrations, commutator, Hamiltonian, Einstein's phenomenological theory, Einstein's B coefficient, Zeeman effect, Born-Oppenheimer approximation, MO-LCAO method, Galerkin method, nuclear magnetic resonance, emission, absorption, spectroscopy
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