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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
David J Wales
|ISBN:||0521814154 9780521814157 0521891140 9780521891141|
|Description:||ix, 681 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.|
The Born-Oppenheimer approximation and normal modes --
Symmetry considerations --
Features of the landscape --
Describing the landscape --
Exploring the landscape --
Properties of the landscape --
Glasses and supercooled liquids --
Sylvester's law of inertia --
Derivation of [Omega](E, P, L).
|Series Title:||Cambridge molecular science series.|
|Responsibility:||David J. Wales.|
"The book begins with an overview of each area in an attempt to make the subject matter accessible to workers in different disciplines. The basic theoretical ground-work for describing and exploring energy landscapes is then introduced, including the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, symmetry considerations and features of the potential energy surface.
The emergence of structure, dynamics and thermodynamics and their relation to the landscape is then described, followed by applications to clusters, biomolecules and glasses in the final three chapters." "Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, this book is aimed at graduate students and workers in the field."--Jacket.