This book presents a fresh look at the mathematics of wave functions that provide the theoretical underpinnings for molecular spectroscopy. Original work demonstrating the advantages of algebraic theory over the conventional geometric approach to the subject is presented. This new approach has important implications for modern spectroscopy. Many examples are given to show comparisons of the two methods, and the relationship of the new method to current experiments.
Readership: Chemical physicists, physical chemists, spectroscopists.
F. Iachello, Department of Physics, Yale University, and R. D. Levine, Department of Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
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1: The Wave Mechanics of Diatomic Molecules
2: Summary Elements of Algebraic Theory
3: Mechanics of Molecules
4: Three-Body Algebraic Theory
5: Four-Body Algebraic Theory
6: Many-Body Algebraic Theory
7: Classical Limit and Coordinate Representation
8: Prologue to the Future
Appendices: Properties of Lie Algebras
Coupling of Algebras