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By S. Wilson, U. Kaldor (auth.), U. Kaldor, S. Wilson (eds.)

Quantum mechanics presents the elemental theoretical gear for describing the constitution and houses of atoms and molecules by way of the behaviour in their basic parts, electrons and nudeL For heavy atoms and molecules containing them, the electrons can stream at speeds which signify a considerable fraction of the rate of sunshine, and hence relativity needs to be taken into consideration. Relativistic quantum mechanics for this reason offers the fundamental formalism for calculating the houses of heavy-atom platforms. the aim of this e-book is to supply an in depth description of the applying of relativistic quantum mechanics to the many-body prob­ lem within the theoretical chemistry and physics of heavy and superheavy components. fresh years have witnessed a persisted and growing to be curiosity in relativistic quantum chemical tools and the linked computa­ tional algorithms which facilitate their software. This curiosity is fu­ elled by way of the necessity to advance powerful, but effective theoretical methods, including effective algorithms, that are utilized to atoms within the decrease a part of the Periodic desk and, extra quite, molecules and molecular entities containing such atoms. Such relativistic theories and computational algorithms are a necessary element for the outline of heavy point chemistry, changing into much more very important with regards to superheavy components. they're destined to turn into an critical device within the quantum chemist's armoury. certainly, because relativity impacts the constitution of each atom within the Periodic desk, relativistic molecular constitution equipment may possibly exchange in lots of functions the non-relativistic strategies frequent in modern research.

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