Publisher description for The irreducible tensor method for molecular symmetry groups / J.S. Griffith.


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Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text presents a highly specific version of the irreducible tensor method for molecular symmetry groups. Written by a distinguished chemist and biophysicist, it begins with an introduction, followed by considerations of V coefficients for the octahedral group and other symmetry groups, and a survey of W coefficients. Subsequent topics include irreducible products and their matrix elements, two-electron formulae for the octahedral group, fractional parentage, X coefficients, spin , and matrices of one-electron operators. A concluding chapter addresses special topics, and six appendixes offer useful supplements. 1962 ed.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Symmetry (Physics)
Molecular structure.
Calculus of tensors.
Group theory.