|Introduction to Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure (Oxford Chemistry Primers, 37)
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Author: P. A. Cox
Chemistry students need a basic understanding of quantum theory and its applications in atomic and molecularstructure and spectroscopy. This book develops the basic concepts needed as background, and discusses atomic structure but not molecular applications. The first two chapters are concerned with the basic ideas and problems of wave-particle duality, the nature of wavefunction, and its statistical interpretation. Chapter 3 discusses some important applications of Schrodinger's equation to chemically relevant situations. Chapters 4 and 5 deal respectively with the hydrogen atom, and with the structure of many electron atoms and the periodic table of elements. The emphasis throughout is on the physical concepts and their concrete application. The required background in mathematics is elementary calculus and the properties of trigonometric and exponential functions, but not complex numbers. Necessary concepts of classical physics are developed as required.
|Atoms, Electrons, and Change: A Scientific American Library Book
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A century and a half ago the pioneering physicist and chemist Michael Faraday delivered a celebrated series of lectures that attempted to explain the inner workings of matter through the chemical history of a candle. "There is no better, there is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of natural philosophy", Faraday told his audience. Now the distinguished chemist P.W. Atkins follows in Faraday's footsteps, using his predecessor's deceptively simple theme to show how far we have come in understanding the remarkable chemical reactions that govern everything from how candles burn to how life functions. While Faraday could say little more than that a chemical reaction changes a substance's appearance and properties, chemists today understand reactions in terms of the rearrangement of atoms and electrons. Atkins - tracing the course of a carbon atom released by a flaming candle - explores the complex forces that operate at the atomic and sub atomic levels to drive these rearrangements.
|Working on the Bomb: An Oral History of WWII Hanford
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|Spectrophysics:Principles and Applications
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Spectrophysics covers those applications of spectroscopy that are directed at investigating the interactions or radiating atoms and molecules with their environment, with particular reference to the fields of astrophysics, plasma physics and atmospheric physics. Much of the material is normally found only in specialized texts.
|Ion and Atomic Beams for Controlled Fusion and Technology
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|The Theory of Atomic Structure and Spectra (Los Alamos Series in Basic and Applied Sciences)
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Both the interpretation of atomic spectra and the application of atomic spectroscopy to current problems in astrophysics, laser physics, and thermonuclear plasmas require a thorough knowledge of the Slater-Condon theory of atomic structure and spectra. This book gathers together aspects of the theory that are widely scattered in the literature and augments them to produce a coherent set of closed-form equations suitable both for computer calculations on cases of arbitrary complexity and for hand calculations for very simple cases.
|Elementary Atomic Structure
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|The End of the Certain World: The Life and Science of Max Born
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In 1920, Albert Einstein wrote to Max Born, Theoretical physics will flourish wherever you happen to be; there is no other Born to be found in Germany today.” The End of the Certain World presents for the first time Born’s full story: Nobel physicist, a discoverer of quantum theory, exile from Hitler’s Germany, teacher of nine Nobel physicists. Born’s role in the Golden Age of Physics” helped to shape the science of the twentieth century and open the door to the modern era. Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, and Eugene Wigner, among others, flocked to Göttingen, Germany in the 1920’s to work with Born, the physicist who had discovered one of the most profound principles of the century - the physics of indeterminacy. In a cruel twist of fate Born, a pacifist who loved science for its beauty, had educated these renowned scientists who developed the atom bomb. Not everyone embraced Born’s revolutionary quantum principle. Throughout much of his forty year friendship with Einstein, the two debated the nature of the universe - deterministic versus non-deterministic - with Einstein declaring God does not play dice”, even though the Nobel Committee supported Born’s position when they awarded him the 1954 Prize. A social history and a history of science as well as an intimate biography, The End of the Certain World reveals the story of a great physicist and humanitarian and his struggle with the forces of religion, politics, and war during the upheavals of the twentieth century.
|MIT Wavelength Tables, Vol. 2: Wavelengths by Element
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In 1939 George Harrison published his classic Wavelength Tables "with intensities in arc, spark, or discharge tube of more than 100,000 spectrum lines most strongly emitted by the atomic elements under normal conditions of excitation between 10,000 A. and 2000 A. arranged in order of decreasing wavelengths." The book's major strengths were the comprehensiveness of its coverage and the consistency of the conditions under which measurements were taken. A corrected edition published in 1969 is still available from The MIT Press.
The second volume of M.I.T. Wavelength Tables presents a rearrangement of Harrison's spectrum lines by element rather than by wavelength. It also includes wavelengths in vacuum and corresponding wavenumbers, which are important for theoretical studies.
This reference work will be useful to analytical chemists, atomic spectroscopists, astronomers, and other researchers and students who need accessible and comprehensive summaries of lines emitted by a given element.
Frederick M. Phelps III is an associate professor in the Department of Physics at Central Michigan University.
|The Plutonium Story: The Journals of Professor Glenn T. Seaborg 1939-1946
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Author: Glenn T. Seaborg