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Titles in the call number range QD - QE (Chemistry, Geology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.
Liquid crystals through experiments / Mojca ČepičQD 923 C475 2014eb
Soon after she became involved in the didactics of physics, the author of this book realized that the transfer of new discoveries in physics into schools and to undergraduate programs is almost non-existent. Such an introduction is difficult as students' k
Molecular photophysics and spectroscopy / David L. AndrewsQD 96 M65A54 2014eb
This book provides a fresh, photon‐based description of modern molecular spectroscopy and photophysics, with applications drawn from chemistry, biology, physics and materials science. The concise and detailed approach includes some of the most recent devel
Quantum chemistry : a concise introduction for students of physics, chemistry, biochemistry, and materials science / Ajit J ThakkarQD 462 T537 2014eb
All chemists and many biochemists, materials scientists, engineers, and physicists routinely use spectroscopic measurements and electronic structure computations to assist and guide their work. This book is designed to help the non-specialist user of these tools achieve a basic understanding of the underlying concepts of quantum chemistry. The emphasis is on explaining ideas rather than on enumeration of facts and/or the presentation of procedural details. The book can be used to teach introductory quantum chemistry to second- or third-year undergraduates either as a stand-alone one-semester course or as part of a physical chemistry or materials science course. Researchers in related fields can use the book as a quick introduction or refresher. The foundation is laid in the first two chapters which deal with molecular symmetry and the postulates of quantum mechanics, respectively. Symmetry is woven through the narrative of the next three chapters dealing with simple models of translational, rotational, and vibrational motion that underlie molecular spectroscopy and statistical thermodynamics. The next two chapters deal with the electronic structure of the hydrogen atom and hydrogen molecule ion, respectively. Having been armed with a basic knowledge of these prototypical systems, the reader is ready to learn, in the next chapter, the fundamental ideas used to deal with the complexities of many-electron atoms and molecules. These somewhat abstract ideas are illustrated with the venerable H"uckel model of planar hydrocarbons in the penultimate chapter. The book concludes with an explanation of the bare minimum of technical choices that must be made to do meaningful electronic structure computations using quantum chemistry software packages. I urge readers who may be afraid of tackling quantum chemistry to relax. Rumors about its mathematical content and difficulty are highly exaggerated. Comfort with introductory calculus helps but an ope
NMR : the toolkit : how pulse sequences work / P. J. Hore, J. A. Jones, S. WimperisQD 96 N8H66 2015
The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. NMR: The Toolkit describessuccinctly the range of NMR techniques commonly used in modern research to probe the structures and properties of molecules in liquids. Emphasis is placed throughout on how these experiments actually work, givinga unique perspective on this powerful experimental tool.