Quantum Chemistry & Spectroscopy Plus MasteringChemistry with eText -- Access Card Package3rd Edition
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Engel and Reid’s Quantum Chemistry & Spectroscopy with MasteringChemistry gives students a contemporary and accurate overview of physical chemistry while focusing on basic principles that unite the sub-disciplines of the field. The Third Edition continues to emphasize fundamental concepts and presents cutting-edge research developments that demonstrate the vibrancy of physical chemistry today. MasteringChemistry® for Physical Chemistry – a comprehensive online homework and tutorial system specific to Physical Chemistry – is available for the first time with Engel and Reid to reinforce students' understanding of complex theory and to build problem-solving skills throughout the course.
1. From Classical to Quantum Mechanics
2. The Schrödinger Equation
3. The Quantum Mechanical Postulates
4. Using Quantum Mechanics on Simple Systems
5. The Particle in the Box and the Real World
6. Commuting and Noncommuting Operators and the Surprising Consequences of Entanglement
7. A Quantum Mechanical Model for the Vibration and Rotation of Molecules
8. The Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules
9. The Hydrogen Atom
10. Many-Electron Atoms
11. Quantum States for Many- Electron Atoms and Atomic Spectroscopy
12. The Chemical Bond in Diatomic Molecules
13. Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules
14. Electronic Spectroscopy
15. Computational Chemistry
16. Molecular Symmetry
17. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
- Modern applications are drawn from biology, environmental science, and material science to help give Physical Chemistry immediate relevance to students.
- An emphasis on problem solving includes:
- Numerous Worked Examples and highlighted Key Equations throughout help students understand the math and develop their own problem-solving skills.
- Concept Questions, Quantitative Problems, and a unique set of problems related to the web-based simulations and animations at the end of each chapter offer students a variety of study and assessment resources.
- Additional math-development resources, available in an Appendix, that provide a quick reference.
- Current research is featured throughout along with new developments in the field, such as gap engineering, quantum dots, quantum wells, teleportation, and scanning tunneling microscopy to reflect the vibrancy of the field today.
- Coverage of Computational Chemistry, including a distinct chapter written by Warren Hehre, transforms the teaching of chemical bonding and molecular structure from qualitative to quantitative. Many chapters include computational problems for which detailed instructions for the student are available in MasteringChemistry for Physical Chemistry.
Thomas Engel has taught chemistry for more than 20 years at the University of Washington, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry and Associate Chair for the Undergraduate Program. Professor Engel received his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago. He then spent 11 years as a researcher in Germany and Switzerland, in which time he received the Dr. rer. nat. habil. degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. In 1980, he left the IBM research laboratory in Zurich to become a faculty member at the University of Washington.
Professor Engel's research interests are in the area of surface chemistry, and he has published more than 80 articles and book chapters in this field. He has received the Surface Chemistry or Colloids Award from the American Chemical Society and a Senior Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which has allowed him to establish collaborations with researchers in Germany. He is currently working together with European manufacturers of catalytic converters to improve their performance for diesel engines.
Philip Reid has taught chemistry at the University of Washington since he joined the chemistry faculty in 1995. Professor Reid received his bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1986, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, campus before moving to Washington.
Professor Reid's research interests are in the areas of atmosphere chemistry, condensed-phase reaction dynamics, and nonlinear optical materials. He has published more than 70 articles in these fields. Professor Reid is the recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, is a Cottrell Scholar of the Research Corporation, and is a Sloan fellow.