Publisher description for Bonding and structure of molecules and solids / D.G. Pettifor.

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This book is intended to introduce advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students to the quantum mechanical concepts employed in materials science. With its exposition of essential ideas from density functional theory, the work will also interest practicing solid-state physicists and theoretical chemists. Topics range from experimental trends in bonding and structure to the bonding of transition metals and semiconductors.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Solid state physics.
Electronic structure.
Chemical bonds.
Composite materials -- Bonding.