∗ Classical mechanics and quantum mechanics are both introduced from a basic level
∗ Explains the relationships between microscopic and macroscopic quantities
∗ Gives an up–to–date treatment of a variety of chemical modeling techniques
∗ Avoids unnecessary mathematical rigour
∗ Carefully structured into ′bite–sized′ chapters
Ideal for undergraduates of chemistry, chemical physics, physics, materials science and polymer science.
Résumé of Classical Mechanics.
Modeling Simple Solids (i).
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.
Electric Multipoles, Polarizabilities and Intermolecular Forces.
Some Statistical Ideas.
Applications of the Boltzmann Distribution.
Modeling Simple Solids (ii).
Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Techniques.
The Ideal Monatomic Gas.
Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics.
Quantum Modeling of Larger Systems.
Describing Electron Correlation.
The Band Theory of Solids.
Modeling Polymeric Materials.
Suggestions for Further Reading.