A comprehensive, practical examination of the basic principles and inner mechanics of matter . . .
Moving from pure principles to real applications, the Quantum Chemistry Workbook is a step-by-step study guide to the inner workings of nature's fundamental systems: free atoms, small molecules, polymers, and crystals. Beginning with a short, clear summary of the basics of quantum mechanics, the Workbook offers a chapter-by-chapter exposition in a highly interactive exercise and question format that allows readers to work through the main concepts discussed. Not simply a conventional workbook, the Quantum Chemistry Workbook encourages discovery and original reflection, allowing users, through its rigorous give and take, to discover the intriguing connections hidden within the science. The Workbook includes:
- A comparative overview of how basic concepts and principles actually work in free atoms, small molecules, polymers, and crystals
- A practical look at the approximation level of a one-electron type
- A complete examination of momentum space, with numerous conceptual illustrations
- Atomic units used throughout
An essential companion to any textbook on chemistry and physics, the Quantum Chemistry Workbook is ideal for professors interested in giving students a firm grasp of the working basics of the science. For students and professionals interested in pursuing the fundamentals of quantum chemistry on their own, the Workbook is an incomparable introduction and study tool.