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Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change

Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change (Second Edition)

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and Ronald Friedman
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date: 14 July 2024

TOPIC 3 p. 19Waveslocked

TOPIC 3 p. 19Waveslocked

  • Peter Atkins, Peter AtkinsLincoln College
  • Julio de PaulaJulio de PaulaChemistry Lewis & Clark College
  •  and Ronald FriedmanRonald FriedmanIndiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne



Harmonic waves 19

Brief illustration 3.1: Resultant waves 20

The electromagnetic field 20

Brief illustration 3.2: Wavenumbers 20

Checklist of concepts 21

Checklist of equations 22

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Several important investigative techniques in physical chemistry,...

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