The Quantum Classical Theory

The Quantum Classical Theory

eBook - 2003
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In the 1970s, many in the scientific community held that the approaches of quantum and classical mechanics could be blended only under very limited conditions. Since then, it has turned out that it is in fact possible to derive the quantum-classical theory in a self-consistent manner and to extend its domain of validity considerably. In this text, Billing (affiliation not cited) describes how this may be done. Topics include, for example, the derivation of the quantum-classical approach from first principles, the applications of second quantization, and the treatment of chemical processes in solution. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Over a period of fifty years, the quantum-classical or semi-classical theories have been among the most popular for calculations of rates and cross sections for many dynamical processes: energy transfer, chemical reactions, photodissociation, surface dynamics, reactions in clusters and solutions, etc. These processes are important in the simulation of kinetics of processes in plasma chemistry, chemical reactors, chemical or gas lasers, atmospheric and interstellar chemistry, as well as various industrial processes. This book gives an overview of quantum-classical methods that are currently used for a theoretical description of these molecular processes. It gives the theoretical background for the derivation of the theories from first principles. Enough details are provided to allow numerical implementation of the methods. The book gives the necessary background for understanding the approximations behind the methods and the working schemes for treating energy transfer processes from diatomic to polyatomic molecules, reactions at surfaces, non-adiabatic processes, and chemical reactions.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780195302936
Characteristics: xi, 236 p. : ill


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