Much has changed in the study of quantum and theoretical chemistry since the publication of the first edition of Propagators in Quantum Chemistry. Advances in computer power and software packages now make it possible to calculate molecular structure, properties, spectra, and reactivity with greater predictive power. Chemical processes, especially under conditions not readily available in the laboratory, can also be much more easily studied via theory and computations.
In this environment, the concept of propagators (or Green’s functions) is emerging as an increasingly useful tool in the study of atomic and molecular processes. Propagators in Quantum Chemistry, Second Edition presents the theory and basic approximations of propagators in a unified manner as it provides:
- A thorough introduction to propagators, and how they can be used to study atomic and molecular properties and spectra
- Updated examples and technical details of the use of the propagator concept in various common approximate treatments
- Problems that provide the opportunity to work out further details and applications of the theory
Propagators, which are still gaining acceptance as tools in theoretical chemistry, have a long–demonstrated power and success in a number of areas including condensed matter physics. Propagators in Quantum Chemistry clearly describes the unprecedented utility and value of propagators, and explores how and why they are becoming increasingly important to scientists and researchers across the scientific spectrum.
2. Differential Equations.
3. Propagators and Second Quantization.
4. Double–Time Green′s Functions.
5. The Excitation Propagator.
6. Interaction of Radiation and Matter.
7. Temperature Dependent Perturbation Theory.
8. Molecules in Magnetic Fields.
9. Electron Propagator in Higher Order Treatments.
10. Atomic and Molecular Orbitals.
11. The Pariser–Parr–Pople Model.
12. The Excitation Propagator in Higher Orders.
13. Propagators and Chemical Reaction Rate.
Appendix A: Complex Calculus Primer.
Appendxi B: First and Second Quantization.
Appendix C: Stability of Hartree–Fock Solutions.
Appendix D: Third–Order Self–Energy.
Appendix E: Temperatures–Dependent Propagators.
Appendix F: The Eckart Potential and its Propagator.
Yngve Öhrn is Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Florida. He is Editor of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry and author of Elements of Molecular Symmetry.