Applications of Group Theory to Atoms, Molecules, and Solids

Applications of Group Theory to Atoms, Molecules, and Solids

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Thomas Wolfram, ?inasi Ellialt?o?lu
Cambridge University Press, 1/9/2014
EAN 9781107028524, ISBN10: 1107028523

Hardcover, 481 pages, 25.4 x 17.7 x 3 cm
Language: English

The majority of all knowledge concerning atoms, molecules, and solids has been derived from applications of group theory. Taking a unique, applications-oriented approach, this book gives readers the tools needed to analyze any atomic, molecular, or crystalline solid system. Using a clearly defined, eight-step program, this book helps readers to understand the power of group theory, what information can be obtained from it, and how to obtain it. The book takes in modern topics, such as graphene, carbon nanotubes and isotopic frequencies of molecules, as well as more traditional subjects: the vibrational and electronic states of molecules and solids, crystal field and ligand field theory, transition metal complexes, space groups, time reversal symmetry, and magnetic groups. With over 100 end-of-chapter exercises, this book is invaluable for graduate students and researchers in physics, chemistry, electrical engineering and materials science.

1. Introductory example
2. Molecular vibrations of isotopically substituted AB2 molecules
3. Spherical symmetry and the full rotation group
4. Crystal field theory
5. Electron spin and angular momentum
6. Molecular electronic structure
the LCAO model
7. Electronic states of diatomic molecules
8. Transition metal complexes
9. Space groups and crystalline solids
10. Application of space group theory
energy bands for the perovskite structure
11. Applications of space group theory
lattice vibrations
12. Time reversal and magnetic groups
13. Graphene
14. Carbon nanotubes