connections with the primary literature for the advanced reader. The book opens with a presentation of classical models, before gradually moving on to increasingly more complex quantum mechanical and dynamical theories. Coverage and examples are drawn from inorganic, organic and biological chemistry.
Invaluable to all students taking a first course in computational chemistry, molecular modelling, computational quantum chemistry or electronic structure theory. This book will also be of interest to postgraduates, researchers and professionals needing an up-to-date, accessible introduction to this subject.
Reviews of the First Edition
"This is an excellent text for graduates or advanced undergraduates in any field of chemistry……the text provides an excellent introduction to the field for students and researchers in any area of chemistry" Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, 2003
"…..this book has a lot to recommend to undergraduate students as a way of getting them involved in computational chemistry…Professor Cramer has done a superb job and deserves congratulating" The Alchemist, 2003
" ‘Essentials’ is a useful tool not only for teaching and learning but also as a quick reference, and thus will most probably become one of the standard text books for computational chemistry"
Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Science, 2003
It is a good book to start with for computational chemistry.
Easy to understand, presents matter in a clear fashion and it has lots of useful tidbits and tips to understanding and implementing the information for my own work.
My adviser finally broke down and bought me a copy of this book since I was always stealing his.
I love this book, it really covers a wide range of contents, explained in way that can be understand by people new in the field, but also have contents very specialized. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Beatriz ramirez
Easy to understand, presents matter in a clear fashion and it has lots of useful tidbits and tips to understanding and implementing the information for my own work.Published 6 months ago by D. Marell
This book covers most important sections of the computational area, and it is good for everyone who want to learn this field.Published 10 months ago by leo
I am choosing this rating because this is singularly one of the best books that explains the theory behind computation chemistry projects. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eli
I'm a first-year graduate student studying physical chemistry and this book was great for reviewing all your basic computational models and theoretical approaches. Read morePublished 18 months ago by LR76
I made it a few chapters in before I realized that we were basically going to use this book for a reference for our class. Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by D. Demoin