Quantum Theory

Quantum Theory

Aggregates of Particles

1st Edition - January 1, 1962

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  • Editor: D. R. Bates
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275871

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Quantum Theory, Volume II: Aggregates of Particles presents the quantal treatment of systems of particles, including complex atoms, molecules, liquids, and solids. This book discusses the fundamentals and applications of quantum theory. Organized into seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the detailed information concerning the structure of complex atoms that is obtained from spectroscopic observations. This text then explains group theory as a branch of pure mathematics that can be applied to problems as diverse as the structure of crystals and the theory of equations. Other chapters consider the problems encountered in the interpretation of molecular spectra, which form some examples of the application of the quantum theory. This book discusses as well the methods of statistical mechanics in general. The final chapter deals with the main approaches to the problem of describing the liquid state in quantum mechanical terms. This book is a valuable resource for theoretical chemists and theoretical physicists.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    Contributors to this Volume


    Contents of Volumes 10-1 and 10-III

    1. Complex Atoms

    1. Introductory Survey

    2. The Central Field Model

    3. Spectra of Alkali Atoms

    4. The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table

    5. Symmetry Properties of Atomic Wave Functions

    6. Perturbation Procedures

    7. The Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum

    8. Coupling Schemes for Electron Wave Functions

    9. The Helium Atom

    10. Closed Shells and One Electron Outside of Closed Shells

    11. Two Electrons Outside of Closed Shells

    12. Three Electrons Outside of Closed Shells

    13. The Calculation of Atomic Wave Functions

    14. Radiative Transition Probabilities


    2. Group Theory

    1. Symmetry Operators and their Representation

    2. Elements of Group Theory

    3. Representations

    4. The Direct Product

    5. Symmetry Properties of Functions

    6. Some Important Groups

    7. Tables of Characters for the Point Groups


    3. Chemical Binding

    1. General Principles

    2. Applications


    4. Molecular Spectra

    1. General Considerations

    2. Diatomic Molecules

    3. Polyatomic Molecules


    5. Elements of Quantum Statistics

    1. Introduction

    2. Systems of Bosons

    3. Systems of Fermions


    6. Theory of Solids

    1. Free Electrons in a Box

    2. The One-Electron Approximation

    3. Band Approximation

    4. Correlation Problems

    5. Lattice Vibrations

    6. Electron-Lattice Interactions

    7. Imperfections


    7. The Quantum Mechanics of Liquids

    1. de Boer's Extension of the Principle of Corresponding States

    2. Some Simple Liquid Models

    3. The Properties of Liquid Helium


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1962
  • Published: January 1, 1962
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275871

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