Propagating Insight: A Tribute to the Works of Yngve Ohrn

Edited by

  • Vincent Ortiz, Kansas State University, Manhattan, U.S.A.
  • Henry Kurtz, Memphis State University, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Series Editor:

  • John Sabin, Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Erkki Brandas, Uppsala University, Sweden


  • Per-Olov Lowden, Quantum Chemistry Group, Uppsala University, Sweden, and Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.


  • Erkki Brandas, Uppsala University, Sweden

Advances in Quantum Chemistry publishes articles and invited reviews by leading international researchers in quantum chemistry. Quantum chemistry deals particularly with the electronic structure of atoms, molecules, and crystalline matter and describes it in terms of electron wave patterns. It uses physical and chemical insight, sophisticated mathematics and high-speed computers to solve the wave equations and achieve its results. Advances highlights these important, interdisciplinary developments.
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Researchers in quantum chemistry, applied mathematics, biology, and physics; universities and industrial research and development groups working on biological molecules and new materials (e.g. semiconductor chips, polymers, and alloys).


Book information

  • Published: June 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-034835-0


"Quantum chemistry has emerged as a subject in it own right. The appearance of a review publication which surveys recent achievements in the field is therefore very appropriate and, when it has the quality of this volume, is most welcome."

"The juxtaposition of the oldest of quantum chemical studies, atomic structure, and one of the newest, quantum biology, highlights the importance of quantum theory in modern chemistry. Thus, having first opened the book in search of a particular article, the reader is stimulated to delve into fields of which he has but a superficial knowledge. In this way the book can be instrumental in broadening the interests and background of those who turn to it."

Table of Contents

J. Linderberg, Yngve Öhrn, Scientist, Leader, and Friend. E. Deumens, Teaching Quantum Mechanics. J.V. Ortiz, Toward an Exact One-Electron Picture of Chemical Bonding. R.L. Longo, Spin Density Properties from the Electron Propagator: Hyperfine and Nuclear Spin-Spin Couplings. M.S. Deleuze and L.S. Cederbaum, The New Challenges of the Theory of Ionization for Polymers and Solids. B. Champagne, D.H. Mosley, J.G. Fripiat, and J.-M. André, Towards the Calculations of Polarizabilities of Stereoregular Polymers. C. Hättig and P. Jørgensen, Dispersion Coefficients for Second Hyperpolarizabilities Using Coupled Cluster Cubic Response Theory. H. Sekino and R.J. Bartlett, On the Extensivity Problem in Coupled-Cluster Property Evaluation. R. Cabrera-Trujillo, J.R. Sabin, J. Oddershede, and S.P.A. Sauer, The Bethe Sun Rule and Basis Set Selection in the Calculation of Generalized Oscillator Strengths. M.Ø. Jensen and A.E. Hansen, The Molecular Magnetic Shielding Field: Response Graph Illustrations of the Benzene Field. B. Weiner and S.B. Trickey, Time-Dependent Variational Principle in Density Functional Theory. J.L. Krause, Quantum Control in Semiconductor Heterostructures. V.K. Mishra and M.K. Mishra, Selective Photodynamic Control of Chemical Reactions: A Rayleigh-Ritz Variational Approach. J. Simons, Semi-Classical Pictures of Non-Adiabatic Induced Electron Ejection in Molecular Anions. D.A. Micha, Density Matrix Treatment of Electronic Rearrangement. S. Lunnell, J.W. Gauld, R.M. Kadam, Y. Itagaki, and A. Lund, Theoretical and Experimental Studies of the Benzene Radical Cation: Effects of Selective Deuteration. M.G. Cory, K.K. Stavrev, and M.C.Zerner, A Theoretical Study of the [Fe2(µ-S2)(P(o-C6H4S)3)2]2− Electronic Spectrum. Subject Index.