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Variational Principles and Methods in Theoretical Physics and Chemistry

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  • Date Published: January 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511007897

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  • This book consolidates and brings up to date the variational theory and methods currently used in many branches of theoretical physics and chemistry. The text surveys essential ideas and methods, concentrating on theory as used in applications rather than on fine points of rigorous mathematics. Essential concepts are developed in a common notation and from a uniform critical point of view. Examples of important applications are reviewed in sufficient detail to provide the reader with a critical understanding of context and methodology.

    • Provides clear coverage of the applications of variational theory
    • Consolidates the theory and methods using a common notation,
    • Written by an expert in the field
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    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511007897
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Classical Mathematics and Physics:
    1. History of variational theory
    2. Classical mechanics
    3. Applied mathematics
    Part II. Bound States in Quantum Mechanics:
    4. Time-independent quantum mechanics
    5. Independent-electron models
    6. Time-dependent theory and linear response
    Part III. Continuum States and Scattering Theory:
    7. Multiple scattering theory for molecules and solids
    8. Variational methods for continuum states
    9. Electron-impact rovibrational excitation of molecules
    Part IV. Field Theories:
    10. Relativistic Lagrangian theories.

  • Author

    Robert K. Nesbet, IBM Almaden Research Center, New York

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