Fundamentals in Chemical Physics

  • Franco Battaglia
  • Thomas F. George

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Franco Battaglia, Thomas F. George
    Pages 1-15
  3. Franco Battaglia, Thomas F. George
    Pages 17-62
  4. Franco Battaglia, Thomas F. George
    Pages 63-139
  5. Franco Battaglia, Thomas F. George
    Pages 141-182
  6. Franco Battaglia, Thomas F. George
    Pages 183-219
  7. Franco Battaglia, Thomas F. George
    Pages 221-274
  8. Franco Battaglia, Thomas F. George
    Pages 275-305
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 307-315

About this book


Along with its inherent interdisciplinary character, chemical physics is also a recognised science on its own. Its foundations consist of understanding chemical phenomena in terms of the most fundamental laws of physics. This book focuses on the concepts on which this science is founded rather than on the applications. The subject is presented starting from the main ideas of physics (classical, quantum and statistical) relevant to the description of phenomena of interest from the chemical point of view. The authors have taken an individual approach in their presentation of the essence of a connected theory rather than mere explanations of apparently unrelated facts.
Audience: The book will be useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in fields such as chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering and biology, where there is a need for a knowledge of chemistry which includes, beside the presentation of facts, their explanation in terms of general principles.


chemical physics chemical reaction quantum chemistry spectroscopy thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Franco Battaglia
    • 1
  • Thomas F. George
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics ‘Edouardo Amaldi’Università degli Studi ‘Roma Tre’RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Wisconsin at Stevens PointStevens PointUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5082-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1636-9
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