**Author**: Donald Allan McQuarrie

**Publisher:** University Science Books

**ISBN:**

**Category:** Science

**Page:** 690

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One of the best-selling Quantum Chemistry textbooks in the US.

Computational chemistry is increasingly used in most areas ofmolecular science including organic, inorganic, medicinal,biological, physical, and analytical chemistry. Researchers inthese fields who do molecular modelling need to understand and staycurrent with recent developments. This volume, like those prior toit, features chapters by experts in various fields of computationalchemistry. Two chapters focus on molecular docking, one of whichrelates to drug discovery and cheminformatics and the other toproteomics. In addition, this volume contains tutorials onspin-orbit coupling and cellular automata modeling, as well as anextensive bibliography of computational chemistry books. FROM REVIEWS OF THE SERIES "Reviews in Computational Chemistryremains the most valuable reference to methods and techniques incomputational chemistry."—JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR GRAPHICS ANDMODELLING "One cannot generally do better than to try to find anappropriate article in the highly successful Reviews inComputational Chemistry. The basic philosophy of the editors seemsto be to help the authors produce chapters that are complete,accurate, clear, and accessible to experimentalists (in particular)and other nonspecialists (in general)."—JOURNAL OF THEAMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

Provides students with concise reviews of mathematical topics used in physical chemistry. By reading these reviews before the mathematics is applied to physical chemical problems, a student will spend less time worrying about the math and more time learning the physical chemistry.

This Book Supplements The Author'S Text On Quantum Chemistry. It Helps, Through Exercises, Illustrations And Numerical Examples, In Clearer Understanding Of The Subject And Development Of The Proper Kind Of Intuition. The Collection Of Problems For Which Solutions Are Also Provided, It Is Believed, Is Unique. There Is A Wider Range Of Applications In Each Chapter Than Can Be Found In Any Text. Each Chapter Begins With A Brief Introduction And Is Followed By Problems Of Increasing Difficulty. Besides A Number Of More Or Less Standard Problems, Some Standard Topics, E.G. Harmonic Oscillator, Have Been Presented In The Problem-And-Answer Format. The Book Is A Self Educator For Those Undergoing Courses In Quantum Chemistry And A Lever For Those Desirous Of Taking Up Research In The Subtle Areas Of Fundamental Chemistry.

At a time when U.S. high school students are producing low scores in mathematics and science on international examinations, a thorough grounding in physical chemistry should not be considered optional for science undergraduates. Based on the author’s thirty years of teaching, Essentials of Physical Chemistry merges coverage of calculus with chemistry and molecular physics in a friendly yet thorough manner. Reflecting the latest ACS guidelines, the book can be used as a one or two semester course, and includes special topics suitable for senior projects. The book begins with a math and physics review to ensure all students start on the same level, and then discusses the basics of thermodynamics and kinetics with mathematics tuned to a level that stretches students’ abilities. It then provides material for an optional second semester course that shows students how to apply their enhanced mathematical skills in a brief historical development of the quantum mechanics of molecules. Emphasizing spectroscopy, the text is built on a foundation of quantum chemistry and more mathematical detail and examples. It contains sample classroom-tested exams to gauge how well students know how to use relevant formulas and to display successful understanding of key concepts. Coupling the development of mathematical skills with chemistry concepts encourages students to learn mathematical derivations Mini-biographies of famous scientists make the presentation more interesting from a "people" point of view Stating the basic concepts of quantum chemistry in terms of analogies provides a pedagogically useful technique Covering key topics such as the critical point of a van der Waals gas, the Michaelis–Menten equation, and the entropy of mixing, this classroom-tested text highlights applications across the range of chemistry, forensic science, pre-medical science and chemical engineering. In a presentation of fundamental topics held together by clearly established mathematical models, the book supplies a quantitative discussion of the merged science of physical chemistry.

A solutions manual that provides the answers to every third problem in Donald McQuarrie's original text Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers.