Simple Theorems, Proofs, and Derivations in Quantum Chemistry

  • István Mayer

Part of the Mathematical and Computational Chemistry book series (MACC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  4. István Mayer
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  8. István Mayer
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 293-337

About this book


Since 1983 I have been delivering lectures at Budapest University that are mainly attended by chemistry students who have already studied quantum chem­ istry in the amount required by the (undergraduate) chemistry curriculum of the University, and wish to acquire deeper insight in the field, possibly in prepara­ tion of a master's or Ph.D. thesis in theoretical chemistry. In such a situation, I have the freedom to discuss, in detail, a limited number of topics which I feel are important for one reason or another. The exact coverage may vary from year to year, but I usually concentrate on the general principles and theorems and other basic theoretical results which I foresee will retain their importance despite the rapid development of quantum chemistry. I commonly organize my lectures by treating the subject from the begin­ ning, without referring explicitly to any actual previous knowledge in quantum chemistry-only some familiarity with its goals, approaches and, to a lesser ex­ tent, techniques is supposed. I concentrate on the formulae and their derivation, assuming the audience essentially understands the reasons for deriving these results. This book is basically derived from the material of my lectures. The spe­ cial feature, distinguishing it from most other textbooks, is that all results are explicitly proved or derived, and the derivations are presented completely, step by step. True understanding of a theoretical result can be achieved only if one has gone through its derivation.


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Authors and affiliations

  • István Mayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Research CenterHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3389-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-6519-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-217X
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