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Published: 30 December 2010

592 Pages | 330 illus.

10.4 x 7.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199541423

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Molecular Quantum Mechanics

Fifth Edition

Peter W. Atkins and Ronald S. Friedman

  • Presents a conceptually challenging subject with the clarity and lucidity for which the authors are renowned.
  • Carefully structured explanations and rich pedagogy result in an authoritative and rigorous text which delves deep into the subject without compromising the ease of understanding.
  • Many illuminating figures perfectly complement the articulate prose, and help the reader to grasp often challenging, abstract concepts.
  • Includes many worked examples and end of chapter exercises to enhance the student's learning experience.
  • An Online Resource Centre features additional teaching and learning materials to augment the printed text.

New to this Edition:

  • Heavily rewritten chapter on computational chemistry captures the latest advances in this field.
  • Extended coverage of scattering theory provides more rigorous treatment of this topic.
  • New Mathematical Background sections provide extended accounts of the key mathematical concepts on which the subject draws.
  • Former Appendices now redistributed as Further Information sections at the ends of chapters, to bring these additional materials close to the chapters to which they most closely relate.
  • End of chapter Exercises complement the Problems to help the reader put their learning into practice.
  • Additional learning support introduced throughout, particularly through an increase in the use of Brief Illustrations, and an extensively revised artwork program.

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