The Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics provides a clear exposition of the principles of quantum mechanics and its applications for chemistry students. In easy-to-understand terminology, the reader is taken from the early developments in physics that led to quantum mechanics through topics that are essential to understanding modern chemistry and physics. Only a basic knowledge of calculus and introductory chemistry is required. The book is designed for self-study and provides fully developed mathematical details. It stresses the applications of the harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, barrier penetration, and hydrogen atom models. Topics dealing with chemical bonding, symmetry, and molecular orbitals provide the background necessary for the study of quantum mechanics at a more advanced level.
* Presents the principles of quantum mechanics and their applications in a clear, readable manner
* Designed for self-study
* Provides full development of mathematical details and derivations
* Stresses multiple applications of the quantum mechanical models and methods
* Develops expertise needed for more advanced study
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James E. House is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Illinois State University, where he taught for 32 years. His teaching included a wide range of courses in general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, chemical kinetics, and special topics courses in solid state, nuclear, and descriptive chemistry. He also served as Visiting Professor of Chemistry and Advanced Studies at the University of Illinois in 1991 and Visiting Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1997 and 2002. His research led to 135 publications in professional journals, many of them dealing with kinetics of reactions in solids. House was also active in the Illinois Academy of Sciences. He served as its President in 1976 and as Editor of the Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences for five years and is an elected Fellow of the Academy. He is included in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Technology, and Outstanding Educators of America (1972). In recent years, House has become interested in airguns, which led to his book American Air Rifles (Krause, 2001). He is on the editorial boards of two magazines in that field and writes for several others.Review:
"....The book includes a significant amount of useful information, logically organized and presented at a reasonable level for nonspecialists in physics or physical chemistry. Particular attention is paid to topics of interest to chemists...."
"Perhaps the greatest strength of this [book] is the author's ability to take what is often perceived as an abstract field of study and relate this material to practical applications."
--CLARKE W. EARLY, Kent State University
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Book Description Academic Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0123567750
Book Description Academic Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0123567750
Book Description Academic Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110123567750