## Quantum Chemistry

#### Donald A. McQuarrie

University of California, Davis

**THIS FIRST EDITION IS OUT OF PRINT,
PLEASE BROWSE TO THE NEW SECOND EDITION**

#### "very clear mathematical derivations and excellent
problems"

Still a best-selling text after a remarkable
twenty-four years in print, Don McQuarrie has now updated his landmark *Quantum
Chemistry* into a keenly anticipated second edition.
Although much of the material is timeless, the book has been selectively
updated throughout, with perhaps the most significant revision being
the incorporation of computer power. In a departure from its
1983 predecessor, the new edition covers quantum chemistry programs
such as Gaussian and WebMo, and encourages the use of programs such as
MathCad and Mathematica to perform calculations with hitherto unheard of
ease. The new edition has also included a series of short math "refresher" inserts
(first used with brilliant results in McQuarrie's quantum-first P. Chem.
text) spaced intermittently throughout the book to help students focus on
the physical principles being explained rather than struggling
with the underlying mathematics. As with the first
edition, the book assumes a prerequisite of one year of calculus with
no required knowledge of differential equations. Each chapter
includes a broad range of problems and exercises. Answers to numerical
problems are at the back of the book.

**About the Author:**

As the author of landmark chemistry books and textbooks, Donald McQuarrie's
name is synonymous with excellence in chemical education. From his classic
text on *Statistical Mechanics *to his recent quantum-first tour de force
on *Phys**ical Chemistry,* McQuarrie's best selling textbooks are
highly acclaimed by the chemistry community. McQuarrie received his PhD
from the University of Oregon, and is Professor Emeritus from the Department of
Chemistry at the University of California, Davis. He makes his home at The
Sea Ranch in California with his wife Carole, where he continues to write.

### ISBN 978-0-935702-13-2, 1983, 517 pages, 6 X 9 1/4",
casebound