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  • Series: Dover Books on Chemistry
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; New edition edition (July 2, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486691861
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486691862
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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The best way to use this book is as an introduction to the source papers.
nightowl03d
I would like to add that "Molecular Electronic Structure Theory" by Helgaker, Olsen and Jorgenson, is far and away the best book of its kind available anywhere.
Jeff
My first contact with this book happened while following a quantum chemistry course during my graduate studies in Italy.
Pichierri Fabio

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Pichierri Fabio on December 18, 2002
Format: Paperback
My first contact with this book happened while following a quantum chemistry course during my graduate studies in Italy. The edition was that published in 1982 by Mc Graw-Hill (1-st edition). At that time this was a hard subject to master but this book helped me a lot in clarifying many abstract quantum mechanical concepts during the preapration of my final examination. After several years I saw in a bookshop the paperback edition published by Dover and I bought it immediately. After re-opening it after so many years, I realized how good and well written this book was, especially its introduction of the Hartree-Fock method and the mathematical derivation of the Roothan-Hall equations. In my opinion, chapter 3 remains the best ever introduction on the HF-MO theory. The remaining chapters are, nowaday, a bit outdated but some useful appendices have been added. Considering both its content and price, I give it five stars.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 2001
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If you are someone just trying to learn computational chemistry and if you have some background from Quantum Mechanics this book is for you. It starts with 2 chapters of review of quantum mechanics including matrix notations,spin operators,many electron wf etc.If you have not seen these subjects in quantum mechanics you will probably cannot follow the subject.(If you do not have a background you can learn necessary quantum chemistry from Pilar's book) The most important chapter is the 3rd one- Hartree Fock which explains how does a HF calculation operate.Writers just take He+ & H2 and show how is the calcuation done.You can learn what is electron density, exchange correlation and any other basic terms from this chapter. The next chapters are configuration interaction,pair theories , many body perturbation theory and Green's function. The chapter with perturbation theory is really good and explains most of the core of the subject. This book is always takes as a holy book because it is one of the first qc books that tries to examplify what do the computer programs calculate in such long periods. It compares the methods their efficiencies in determining geometries,energies,etc. If you have a backgorund and want to learn qc you should start from here.Another book in the same level that I can recommend is the Lecture Notes In Quantum Chemistry (Ed.Roos). If you do not know anything about computational chemistry probably the first book you have to read is Jensen. It becomes really annoying if you do not have any background when reading this book and learn nothing but you have to start somewhere and after you get familiar with the terminology you can circle around jensen-pilar-szabo-roos learn subject and feel confident to apply the methods.Read more ›
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 14, 1998
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This text introduces one to the fundamentals of quantum chemistry. It covers the self-consistent field, perturbation, coupled cluster, and Green's functions theories. The perturbation theory and SCF chapters are very good, but the coupled cluster is very poor. I cannot recommend Green's functions as I have not read it. For the price, an excellent book for the aspiring quantum chemist. Includes the Fortran source code for an SCF program.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Matthew M. Yau on October 13, 2000
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I found this treatise on quantum chemistry very useful as some of the generic physical chemistry texts like McQuarrie and Atkins do not cover more advanced topics. The presentation on perturbation theory and self-consistent field are very detailed and clear. This book can serve as a supplement to the basic texts. The treatment on Green functions are somewhat more obscure but is one of the better coverage among other texts. Inorganic students will also find this book useful in explaining the underlying quantum principles of chemical bonding and eletronic structure. Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on March 18, 2003
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So if you want to do computational quantum chemistry and you know your quantum mechanics already, this is the best book for you. If you are an amateur, try getting Levine or Atkins first, since they spend a lot more time on the math steps and make the material more transparent.

This is the gold standard for anyone who needs to learn CI and electronic perturbation theory at the abstract level. Most computational chemists will need to look at Jensen's book or others (maybe the above for basics) to get a better sense of application based explanations.

With the maturing of coupled-cluster theory, this book is now even more dated and should be used only as an introductory text for graduate chemistry courses.

By the way, "INSIGHTFUL! A FINE REVISION TEXT" is either referring to another book or this person has no idea what they are talking about. There is no kinetics or spectroscopy in this book and as it is about ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE, there is no coverage of any dynamics, be they adiabatic or non-adiabatic, electronic or nuclear.

I would like to add that "Molecular Electronic Structure Theory" by Helgaker, Olsen and Jorgenson, is far and away the best book of its kind available anywhere. It has the rigorous introduction to second quantization, Hartree-Fock, CI, CC, and PT, plus has all the modern methods, as well as calibrations. The problem is that it costs $400. Buy Szabo, but if you're serious, check out the afforementioned text from your university library.
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