Introduction to quantum mechanics : with applications to chemistry / by Linus Pauling and E. Bright Wilson, Jr.

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Other Authors 
Wilson, E. Bright 1908

Subjects 
Chimie quantique.
Kwantummechanica. Mécanique ondulatoire. Mécanique quantique. Quantenmechanik. Quantentheorie. Quantum Theory. Quantum theory. Théorie quantique. Wave mechanics. 
Description 
xiii, 468 pages : diagrams ; 24 cm

Copyright Date 
1935.

Notes 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online. 
Summary 
This text applies quantum mechanics to a broad range of chemical and physical problems, covering such subjects as wave functions for the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, the Pauli exclusion principle, and the structure of simple and complex molecules. Numerous tables and figures. From publisher's description.

Contents 
Survey of classical mechanics. Newton's equations of motion in the Lagrangian form ; The equations of motion in the Hamiltonian form ; The emission and absorption of radiation  The old quantum theory. The origin of the old quantum theory ; The quantization of simple systems ; The hydrogen atom ; The decline of the old quantum theory  The Schrödinger wave equation with the harmonic oscillator as an example. The Schrödinger wave equation ; The physical interpretation of the wave functions ; The harmonic oscillator in wave mechanics  The wave equation for a system of point particles in three dimensions. The wave equation for a system of point particles ; The free particle ; The particle in a box ; The threedimensional harmonic oscillator in Cartesian coordinates ; Curvilinear coordinates ; The threedimensional harmonic oscillator in cylindrical coordinates  The hydrogen atom. The solution of the wave equation by the polynomial method and the determination of the energy levels ; Legendre functions and surface harmonics ; The Laguerre polynomials and associated Laguerre functions ; The wave functions for the hydrogen atom  Perturbation theory. Expansions in series of orthogonal functions ; Firstorder perturbation theory for a nondegenerate level ; Firstorder perturbation theory for a degenerate level ; Secondorder perturbation theory  The variation method and other approximate methods  The spinning electron and the Pauli exclusion principle, with a discussion of the helium atom  Manyelectron atoms. Slater's treatment of complex atoms ; Variation treatments for simple atoms ; The method of the selfconsistent field ; Other methods for manyelectron atoms  The rotation and vibration of molecules. The separation of electronic and nuclear motion ; The rotation and vibration of diatomic molecules ; The rotation of polyatomic molecules ; The vibration of polyatomic molecules ; The rotation of molecules in crystals  Perturbation theory involving the time, the emission and absorption of radiation, and the resonance phenomenon. The treatment of a timedependent perturbation by the method of variation of constants ; The emission and absorption of radiation ; The resonance phenomenon  The structure of simple molecules. The hydrogen moleculeion ; The hydrogen molecule ; The helium moleculeion He₂ and the interaction of two normal helium atoms ; The oneelectron bond, the electronpair bond, and the threeelectron bond  The structure of complex molecules. Slater's treatment of complex molecules  Miscellaneous applications of quantum mechanics. Van der Waals forces ; The symmetry properties of molecular wave functions ; Statistical quantum mechanics, systems in thermodynamic equilibrium ; The energy of activation of chemical reactions  General theory of quantum mechanics. Matrix mechanics ; The properties of angular momentum ; The uncertainty principle ; Transformation theory  Appendices. Values of physical constants ; Proof that the orbit of a particle moving in a central field lies in a plane ; Proof of orthogonality of wave functions corresponding to different energy levels ; Orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems ; The evaluation of the mutual electrostatic energy of two spherically symmetrical distributions of electricity with exponential density functions ; Normalization of the associated Legendre functions ; Normalization of the associated Laguerre functions ; The Greek alphabet.

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(OCoLC)352100
(OCoLC)ocm00352100 
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WorldCat Identities  Pauling, Linus, 19011994.
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