"Whoever is looking for a solid, pedagogically very well constructed, and easy to read introduction to quantum mechanics for chemists, chemical physicists, and molecular physicists will find it here. The good readability with simultaneous mathematical rigor... the book is an excellent textbook, from which students of chemistry and chemical physics can acquire necessary quantum-mechanical understanding and rigor. Also can be highly recommended to instructors for preparation of lectures." /s Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie, vol 214, issue #9, 2000
Quantum behavior encompasses a large fraction of modern science and technology, including the laws of chemistry and the properties of crystals, semiconductors, superconductors, and superfluids. Applications of quantum mechanics give us transistors, computer chips and lasers. The relatively new field of molecular biology, which leads to our better understanding of biological structures and life processes, derives from quantum considerations. This book presents the basic principles of quantum mechanics using modern mathematical concepts and techniques, particularly as applied to chemistry and chemical physics.