Molecular Symmetry and Spectroscopy by Philip R. Bunker, Per Jensen

By Philip R. Bunker, Per Jensen

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This book, then, is for the high resolution molecular spectroscopist who would like to learn how to understand molecules, and molecular spectra, using group theory. We believe we explain everything one needs to know about group theory in order to achieve this goal. More about the formal theory of groups is given in, for example, Wigner (1959) and Tinkham (1964). We further believe that the best way to learn is by studying examples (although this necessarily takes longer than simply quoting the 'rules') and we choose examples that we feel are the most useful for the high resolution spectroscopist.

These examples are not chosen in order to demonstrate the stunning capabilities of the mighty machinery of group theory (although we do show how group theory can efficiently enable one to determine the nuclear spin statistical weights of the highly symmetrical molecule 13C60). We hope you wish to read on. Start of Citation[PU]NRC Research Press[/PU][DP]1989[/DP]End of Citation < previous page page_xviii next page > If you like this book, buy it! html10/4/2008 8:28:16 PM page_xix < previous page page_xix next page > Page xix Acknowledgments We are very grateful to very many colleagues for advice, encouragement and for the provision of spectra and ideas.

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