Introduction to Computational Chemistry (2nd Revised edition)

Introduction to Computational Chemistry (2nd Revised edition)

By: Frank Jensen (author)Hardback

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Introduction to Computational Chemistry Second Edition provides a comprehensive account of the fundamental principles underlying different methods, ranging from classical to the sophisticated. Although comprehensive in its coverage, this textbook focuses on calculating molecular structures and (relative) energies and less on molecular properties or dynamical aspects. No prior knowledge of concepts specific to computational chemistry are assumed, but the reader will need some understanding of introductory quantum mechanics, linear algebra, and vector, differential and integral calculus.

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Frank Jensen obtained his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1987 with Professors C. S. Foote and K. N. Houk, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, SDU, Odense, Denmark. He has published over 80 papers and art6icles, and has made contributions to the widely used program package GAMESS.


Preface to the First Edition. Preface to the Second Edition. 1. Introduction. 2 Force Field Methods. 3. Electronic Structure Methods: Independent-Particle Models. 4. Electron Correlation Methods. 5. Basis Sets. 6. Density Functional Methods. 7. Valence Bond Methods. 8. Relativistic Methods. 9. Wave Function Analysis. 10. Molecular Properties. 11. Illustrating the Concepts. 12. Optimization Techniques. 13. Statistical Mechanics and Transition State Theory. 14. Simulation Techniques. 15. Qualitative Theories. 16. Mathematical Methods. 17. Statistics and QSAR. 18. Concluding Remarks. Appendix A. Notation. Appendix B. B.1 The Variational Principle. B.2 The Hohenberg-Kohn Theorems. B.3 The Adiabatic Connection Formula. Appendix C. Atomic Units. Appendix D. Z-Matrix Construction. Index.

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  • publication date: 20/10/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780470011867
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780470011867
  • weight: 1424
  • ISBN10: 0470011866
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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