by James E. House

**Description**

An introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics needed in physical chemistry. Mathematical tools are presented and developed as needed and only basic calculus, chemistry, and physics is assumed. Applications include atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, alpha decay, tunneling, and superconductivity. New edition includes sections on perturbation theory, orbital symmetry of diatomic molecules, the Huckel MO method and Woodward/Hoffman rules as well as a new chapter on SCF and Hartree-Fock methods.

**Key Features**

This revised text clearly presents basic quantum mechanics for students in chemistry

Separate sections treat needed mathematical techniques. Presents complete mathematical details of derivations.

Contains applications of quantum mechanics to a broad range of problems in spectroscopy and molecular structure