Quantum Nanochemistry: Volume 1
Quantum Theory and Observability

Mihai V. Putz, PhD

Quantum Nanochemistry: Volume 1

Published. Now available.
Pub Date: March 2016
Hardback Price: $219.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771881333
E-Book ISBN: 9781498729536
Pages: 651 pp with index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 14 color and 44 b/w illustrations

“Overall, these five volumes cover a lot of material and work well to unite physicists and chemists as quantum scientists. . . . Dr. Putz has drawn on his peer-reviewed papers, lectures, conversations, and other sources to write a five-volume set entitled Quantum Nanochemistry. In these volumes, Professor Putz aims to illuminate the physical underpinnings of matter. While the properties and interactions of matter have been well-described by many classical theories, quantum theory is needed to describe matter below the atomic scale. In these volumes, Professor Putz hopes to unite materials scientists, physicists, chemists, and others as quantum scientists, who use analytical descriptions of matter to inform their work. Concepts and ideas from engineering and materials science are mixed with those from chemistry and the history of science. . . . These books reduce all concepts to mathematic and analytic descriptions whenever possible, so readers will be able to follow the main themes, especially for those with a strong background in physics and mathematics. The books heavily reflect the author’s presentations and past work, yet the later volumes draw extensively from the literature. The books include many references for interested parties to explore. The books also include a number of informative tables and figures that could serve as helpful references; however, despite the emphasis on teaching and describing analytic work, there are no example problems given.”
Structural Chemistry, by Benjamin D. Smith, Department of Chemistry, Science Center, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA

““This book, with its 2889 pages in five volumes, represents an impressive piece of work written by a single author. The wide variety of topics covered by the book reveals the author’s deep and encyclopedic knowledge of quantum theory. The author identifies himself as a theoretical physicist, and characterizes his book as a compilation of his lecture notes which he has used within his classes. The author’s favorite topics can be easily recognized in all five volumes. The sections on the history of quantum theory examine concepts and fundamental quantum theories in retrospect, and may prove useful and amusing reading for lecturers teaching quantum theory. Moreover, the unconventional look at some problems related to quantum theory may prove inspiring for experts actively working in the field. Students may find some useful material in the book . . . ”
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, by Petr Čársky, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

“Offer[s] the presentation of quantum mechanics within the context of nano-dimensional world and ‘a fresh perspective of the “quantum story” of electronic matter, collecting in both research and didactical exposition the “gold” knowledge of the quantum chemistry principles.’ . . . Definitely makes a useful addition. . . . I indeed recommend the book by Mihai V. Putz to quantum engineers, to a broad circle of students and PhD students in chemistry, quantum chemistry, atomic, and molecular physics who are expected to perceive the concept of nano-dimension practically, interactively with quanta, and thus to directly apply it in their own research in nanoworld.”
—Eugene S. Kryachko, Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (from the Foreword to Volume 1)

Volume 1 of the 5-volume Quantum Nanochemistry set presents an overall perspective of nuclear, atomic, molecular, and solids structures, and the observability and quantum properties as based on the quantum principles in their various levels of applications, from Planck, Bohr, Einstein, Schrödinger, Hartree-Fock, up to Feynman Path Integral approaches. The volume presents in a balanced manner the fundamental and advanced concepts, principles, and models as well as their first and novel combinations and applications in modeling complex natural or designed phenomena.

This groundbreaking work:

  • covers the essential concepts of quantum mechanics
  • covers the Heisenberg principle in both formalized as well in extended format with application and focus on Silica sol-gel mesosystems
  • contains detailed discussion on quantum mechanics’ roots from classical mechanics, including the semi-classical (WKB) approaches
  • extensively covers the quantum mechanical postulates by wave-function continuity with atomic, molecular, and solid state illustrations from multiple perspectives
  • covers the causal quantum description, including Schrodinger to Heisenberg to interaction pictures, by introducing and applying the Green function to scattering phenomena
  • treats the general perturbation algorithm with applications of the Zeeman effect, nuclear isotropic corrections, paradigmatic harmonic oscillation, to quasi-free electrons in solids
  • introduces the Feynman path formalism with a general recipe as well as with basic applications
  • presents the quantum chemical formalisms as density matrix, self-consistent Roothaan-Hartree-Fock method, semi-empirical schemes, density functional theory
  • introduces chemical reactivity indices and chemical hardness in the context of Koopmans’ theorem
  • showcasing extensive appendices with useful mathematics for general quantum physics
  • includes a short course on special relativity concepts
  • lists fundamental constants and equivalents’ transformations.
Titles in the 5-volume Quantum Nanochemistry set:
Volume 1: Quantum Theory and Observability
Volume 2: Quantum Atoms and Periodicity
Volume 3: Quantum Molecules and Reactivity
Volume 4: Quantum Solids and Orderability
Volume 5: Quantum Structure-Activity Relationships (Qu-SAR)

See information on the complete set here:

Foreword by Eugene S. Kryachko, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
1. Phenomenological Quantification of Matter
2. Formalization of Quantum Mechanics
3. Postulates of Quantum Mechanics. Basic Applications
4. Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Chemistry

About the Authors / Editors:
Mihai V. Putz, PhD
Associate Professor at Faculty of Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Laboratory of Computational and Structural Physical Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Mihai V. Putz, PhD is a laureate in physics (1997), with an MS degree in spectroscopy (1999), and PhD degree in chemistry (2002), with many post-doctorate stages: in chemistry (2002-2003) and in physics (2004, 2010, 2011) at the University of Calabria, Italy, and Free University of Berlin, Germany, respectively. He is currently Associate Professor of theoretical and computational physical chemistry at West University of Timisoara, Romania. He has made valuable contributions in computational, quantum, and physical chemistry through seminal works that appeared in many international journals. He actively promoted a new method of defining electronegativity, DFE (Density Functional Electronegativity), among new enzyme kinetics (Logistic Enzyme Kinetics), a new formalization of the structure-activity relationship (SPECTRAL-SAR) model, and recently the bondonic quasi-particle theory of the chemical bonding first application on nanosystems as graphene, all seeking for a unitary quantum approach of the chemical structure and reactivity targeting the bio-, pharmaco-, and ecological analytical description. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemical Modelling and the International Journal of Environmental Sciences. He is member of many professional societies and has received several national and international awards from the Romanian National Authority of Scientific Research (2008), the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (2000, 2004, 2011), and the Center of International Cooperation of Free University Berlin (2010). He is the leader of the Laboratory of Computational and Structural Physical Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR at Biology-Chemistry Department of West University of Timisoara, Romania, where he conducts research in the fundamental and applicative fields of quantum physical-chemistry and QSAR. In 2010 Mihai V. Putz was declared through a national competition the Best Researcher of Romania, while in 2013 he was recognized among the first Dr. Habil. in Chemistry in Romania. In 2013 he was appointed Scientific Director of newly founded Laboratory of Structural and Computational Physical Chemistry for Nanosciencs and QSAR in his alma mater of West University of Timisoara, while from 2014, he was recognized by the Romanian Ministry of Research as Principal Investigator of the first degree, and also becoming full member of International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry.

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