Synopses & Reviews
Quantum Mechanics for Chemists is designed to provide chemistry undergraduates with a basic understanding of the principles of quantum mechanics. The text assumes some knowledge of chemical bonding and a familiarity with the qualitative aspects of molecular orbitals in molecules such as butadiene and benzene. Thus it is intended to follow a basic course in organic and/or inorganic chemistry. The approach is rather different from that adopted in most books on quantum chemistry in that the Schr÷dinger wave equation is introduced at a fairly late stage, after students have become familiar with the application of de Broglie-type wavefunctions to free particles and particles in a box. Likewise, the Hamiltonian operator and the concept of eigenfunctions and eigenvalues are not introduced until the last two chapters of the book, where approximate solutions to the wave equation for many-electron atoms and molecules are discussed. In this way, students receive a gradual introduction to the basic concepts of quantum mechanics. Ideal for the needs of undergraduate chemistry students, Tutorial Chemistry Texts is a major series consisting of short, single topic or modular texts concentrating on the fundamental areas of chemistry taught in undergraduate science courses. Each book provides a concise account of the basic principles underlying a given subject, embodying an independent-learning philosophy and including worked examples.
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"Still wanting to understand quantum mechanics, I searched through several introductory texts on quantum mechanics listed on Amazon's site and finally settled on Quantum Mechanics For Chemists. What a great text for a beginner! If you are familiar with single variable calculus and know what a differential equation is, you can grasp the basics of quantum mechanics by working through this book. Professor Hayward has written a lucid text in clear, expository prose while keeping the mathematics at a comprehensible level." "In conclusion, if you are looking for a brief, well done introduction to Quantum Mechanics then get your hands on a copy of Hayward's book. The material is clearly covered, the illustrations are excellent, and the problems are workable. And the price is right!!! " By Mead C. Whorton Jr.
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"... an excellent text and is strongly recommended." Published on Amazon.com
Synopsis
This work is designed to provide chemistry undergraduates with a basic understanding of the principles of quantum mechanics. The text assumes some knowledge of chemical bonding and a familiarity with a qualitative description of molecular orbits, in molecules such as butadiene and benzene.
Synopsis
This book is designed to provide chemistry undergraduates with a basic understanding of the principles of quantum mechanics.
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Table of Contents
Particle-Wave Duality; Particle in a One-dimensional Box; Uncertainty Arising from the Wave Nature of Matter; The One-dimensional Schr÷dinger Wave Equation and Some of its Applications; Rotational Motion; The Hydrogen Atom; Further Concepts in Quantum Mechanics and Their Application to Many-electron Atoms; The Structure of Molecules; Answers to problems; Subject Index.