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Group Theory is an indispensable mathematical tool in many branches of physics and chemistry. Providing a detailed account of Group Theory and its applications to chemical physics, the first half of this book focuses on elementary topics, such as molecular and crystal symmetry. The latter, more advanced portion includes proven examples. The book's comprehensive coverage makes it suitable for a two-semester course at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.Read more
- An introductory and advanced text that comprehensively covers fundamentals and applications of group theory in detail
- Suitable for a two-semester course with numerous worked examples and problems
- Includes several topics often omitted from introductory texts, such as rotation group, space groups and spinor bases
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The mathematical development is clear and concise, and examples interspersed throughout clearly illustrate the different principles considered. For practicing chemists or physicists with previous exposure to group theory, this book is indispensable. As a primary resource for special-topics graduate courses, this book would be outstanding.
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- Date Published: November 2005
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521642507
- length: 506 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 180 x 30 mm
- weight: 1.2kg
- contains: 140 b/w illus. 188 tables 134 exercises
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. The elementary properties of groups
2. Symmetry operators and point groups
3. Matrix representations
4. Group representations
5. Bases of representations
6. Molecular orbitals
7. Crystal field theory
8. Double groups
9. Molecular vibrations
10. Transitions between electronic states
11. The rotation group
12. Projective representations
13. Time-reversal symmetry
14. The crystallographic magnetic point groups
15. Macroscopic properties of crystals
16. Space groups
17. Electronic energy states in crystals
18. The vibration of atoms in crystals
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