Introduction To The Quantum World Of Atoms And Molecules

Introduction To The Quantum World Of Atoms And Molecules

By: Jens Peder Dahl (author)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


This invaluable book provides a balanced and integrated introduction to the quantum world of atoms and molecules. The underlying basis of quantum mechanics is carefully developed, with respect for the historical tradition and from a molecular angle. The fundamental concepts in the theory of atomic and molecular structure are thoroughly discussed, as are the central techniques needed in quantum-chemical applications. Special attention is paid to exposing and clarifying the common ground of Hartree-Fock theory and density-functional theory. Throughout the text, the discussion is pedagogically obliging and aims at simplicity and mathematical clarity, while avoiding the use of advanced mathematics. End-of-chapter problems supplement the main text.


The rise of atomic theory; the birth of quantum mechanics; wave mechanics; particle in a box; quantum-mechanical operators; the free particle; the harmonic oscillator; the central-field problem; the hydrogen atom; the spinning electron; the periodic table by electron counting; the variational method; diatomic molecules; vibration and rotation of diatomic molecules; atomic term symbols; atomic terms, wavefunctions and energies; electronic terms of diatomic molecules; the Hartree-Fock method; density-functional theory.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789810245658
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 476
  • ID: 9789810245658
  • ISBN10: 9810245653

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly