The book assumes only a basic knowledge of complex numbers and matrices, and provides the reader with numerous worked examples and exercises to encourage understanding. With the explicit aim of carefully developing the subject from the beginning, the text starts with coverage of quarks and nucleons and progresses through to a detailed explanation of several important NMR experiments, including NMR imaging, COSY, NOESY and TROSY.
Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition features new material on the properties and distributions of isotopes, chemical shift anisotropy and quadrupolar interactions, Pake patterns, spin echoes, slice selection in NMR imaging, and a complete new chapter on the NMR spectroscopy of quadrupolar nuclei. New appendices have been included on Euler angles, and coherence selection by field gradients. As in the first edition, all material is heavily supported by graphics, much of which is new to this edition.
Written for undergraduates and postgraduate students taking a first course in NMR spectroscopy and for those needing an up-to-date account of the subject, this multi-disciplinary book will appeal to chemical, physical, material, life, medical, earth and environmental scientists. The detailed physical insights will also make the book of interest for experienced spectroscopists and NMR researchers.
• An accessible and carefully written introduction, designed to help students to fully understand this complex and dynamic subject.
• Takes a multi-disciplinary approach, focusing on basic principles and concepts rather than the more practical aspects.
• Presents a strong pedagogical approach throughout, with emphasis placed on individual spins to aid understanding.
• Includes numerous worked examples, problems, further reading and additional notes.
I'm a graduate student studying for oral exams and this book really helped NMR click for me.
The book really does a very good job explaining such a difficult subject to just about anyone with high school math background.
The book is full of useful diagrams, detailed analogies, and exercises for the reader where other books only show equations.
The book really does a very good job explaining such a difficult subject to
just about anyone with high school math background. Read more
I have been in NMR business for more than 5 years. During that time, I tried to understand the concepts from many different books. Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by LS
The boook is written in an easy to understand way avoiding any classical physics explanation. To learn the quantum mechanical background of NMR and so MRI this is a great book for... Read morePublished on November 10, 2010 by mr wallace
if you love quantum mechanics this book is for you! great theory behind NMR!Published on September 28, 2009 by Sheryl Rummel
It's excellent. Starts from the basic to more complex matters in a very friendly way.Published on January 20, 2008 by M. Avendano