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Posted: February 12, 2009
Just out: Relativistic Quantum Chemistry - The Fundamental Theory of Molecular Science
(Nanowerk News) John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Relativistic Quantum Chemistry: The Fundamental Theory of Molecular Science" will be published on March 3, 2009.
Written by two researchers in the field, this book is a reference to explain the principles and fundamentals in a self-contained, complete and consistent way. Much attention is paid to the didactical value, with the chapters interconnected and based on each other. From the contents:
Relativistic Theory of a Free Electron: Dirac's Equation
Dirac Theory of a Single Electron in a Central Potential
Many-Electron Theory I: Quantum Electrodynamics
Many-Electron Theory II: Dirac-Hartree-Fock Theory
Elimination of the Small Component
Unitary Transformation Schemes
Relativistic Density Functional Theory
Physical Observables and Molecular Properties
Interpretive Approach to Relativistic Quantum Chemistry
From beginning to end, the authors deduce all the concepts and rules, such that readers are able to understand the fundamentals and principles behind the theory. Essential reading for theoretical chemists and physicists.