* Assumes little initial mathematical or physical sophistication, developing insights and abilities in the context of actual problems

* Provides thorough treatment of the simple systems basic to this subject

* Emphasizes UNDERSTANDING of the techniques and results of modern quantum chemistry

* Treats MO theory from simple Huckel through ab intio methods in current use

* Develops perturbation theory through the topics of orbital interaction as well as spectroscopic selection rules

* Presents group theory in a context of MO applications

* Includes qualitative MO theory of molecular structure, Walsh rules, Woodward-Hoffmann rules, frontier orbitals, and organic reactions develops MO theory of periodic systems, with applications to organic polymers.

- Classical Waves and the Time-Independent Schrödinger Wave Equation
- Quantum Mechanics of Some Simple Systems
- The One-Dimensional Harmonic Oscillator
- The Hydrogen-like Ion, Angular Momentum, and the Rigid Rotor
- Many-Electron Atoms
- Postulates and Theorems of Quantum Mechanics
- The Variation Method
- The Simple Hückel Method and Applications
- Matrix Formulation of the Linear Variation Method
- The Extended Hückel Method
- The SCF-LCAO-MO Method and Extensions
- Time-Independent Rayleigh-Schrödinger Perturbation Theory
- Group Theory
- Qualitative Molecular Orbital Theory
- Molecular Orbital Theory of Periodic Systems

Appendix 1: Useful Integrals

Appendix 2: Determinants

Appendix 3: Evaluation of the Coulomb Repulsion Integral over 1s AOs

Appendix 4: Angular Momentum Rules

Appendix 5: The Pairing Theorem

Appendix 6: Hückel Molecular Orbital Energies, Coefficients, Electron Densities, and Bond Orders for Some Simple Molecules

Appendix 7: Derivation of the Hartree-Fock Equation

Appendix 8: The Virial Theorem for Atoms and Diatomic Molecules

Appendix 9: Bra-Ket Notation

Appendix 10: Values of Some Useful Constants and Conversion Factors

Appendix 11: Group Theoretical Charts and Tables

Appendix 12: Hints for Solving Selected Problems

Appendix 13: Answers to Problems

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