Key Features

  • Presents the widest range of quantum chemical problems covered in one book
  • Unique structure allows material to be tailored to the specific needs of the reader
  • Informal language facilitates the understanding of difficult topics

Readership

For chemistry undergraduates and graduates, professors, researchers and in particular those studying quantum chemistry - from beginners to professionals. Also beneficial to those involved in biology, biotechnology, physics, astronomy, material sciences.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Sources of Photographs and Figures

Introduction

We and the Universe A Potent Interaction

What Do We Know?

Narrow Temperature Range

An Unusual Mission of Chemistry

Book Guidelines

Chapter Organization

Chapter 1. The Magic of Quantum Mechanics

Abstract

Where Are We?

An Example

What Is It All About?

Why Is This Important?

What Is Needed?

Classical Works

1.1 History of a Revolution

1.2 Postulates of Quantum Mechanics

1.3 The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

1.4 The Copenhagen Interpretation of the World

1.5 Disproving the Heisenberg Principle–Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen’s Recipe

1.6 Schrödinger’s Cat

1.7 Bilocation

1.8 The Magic of Erasing the Past

1.9 A Test for a Common Sense: The Bell Inequality

1.10 Photons Violate the Bell Inequality

1.11 Teleportation

1.12 Quantum Computing

Summary

Main Concepts, New Terms

From the Research Front

Ad Futurum

Additional Literature

Questions

Answers

Chapter 2. Schrödinger Equation

Abstract

Where Are We?

An Example

What Is It All About?

Why Is This Important?

What Is Needed?

Classical Works

2.1 Symmetry of the Hamiltonian and Its Consequences

2.2 Schrödinger Equation for Stationary States

2.3 The Time-Dependent Schrödinger Equation

2.4 Evolution After Switching a Perturbation

Summary

From the Research Front

Ad Futurum

Additional Literature

Questions

Answers

Chapter 3. Beyond the Schrödinger Equation

Abstract

Where Are We?

An Example

What Is It All About?

Why Is This Important?

What Is Needed?

Classical

Details

No. of pages:
1078
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780444594365
Electronic ISBN:
9780444594570