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Foundations of Physics for Chemists (First Edition)  

G.A.D. Ritchie and D.S. Sivia
Published in Print:17 August 2000 Published Online:31 August 2023
ISBN:9780198503606
Publisher:Oxford University Press

Abstract

Foundations of Physics for Chemists presents the fundamental physics required for a full understanding of a diverse range of chemical phenomena and techniques such as diffraction, reaction rates, and nuclear magnetic resonance. The text begins with a discussion of classical and wave mechanics, which allows quantum mechanics to be introduced at an early stage. The ideas presented in these early chapters are subsequently developed to deal with the traditional physics topics of kinetic theory, electrostatics, magnetism, and optics. However, the text maintains a distinct chemical perspective by focusing on relevant chemical examples rather than hypothetical examples.

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