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The Theory of Intermolecular Forces


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1: Introduction 2: Molecules in Electric Fields 3: Electrostatic Interactions between Molecules 4: Perturbation Theory of Intermolecular Forces at Long Range 5: Ab Initio Methods 6: Perturbation Theory of Intermolecular Forces at Short Range 7: Distributed Multipole Expansions 8: Short-Range Effects 9: Distributed Polarizabilities 10: Many-body Effects 11: Interactions Involving Excited States 12: Practical Models for Intermolecular Potentials 13: Theory and Experiment Appendix A Cartesian Tensors Appendix B Spherical Tensors Appendix C Introduction to Perturbation Theory Appendix D Conversion Factors Appendix E Cartesian-Spherical Conversion Tables Appendix F Interaction Functions

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Anthony Stone, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Cambridge, studied at the University of Cambridge, and after a short period in the United States took up a teaching and research position at Cambridge, where he has remained. He retired in 2006.


`Professor Stone's 1996 monograph The Theory of Intermolecular Forces is "must" reading for all researchers working in the area of intermolecular reactions. Since the time this monograph was first published, there have been major advances in both electronic structure theory and the development of force fields based on accurate electronic structure calculations on model systems. In the new edition Professor Stone has done an outstanding job at including information on recent developments on both of these fronts. In addition, the new edition provides valuable new insights into issues such as the role of charge transfer and charge penetration in intermolecular interactions. As a result, it will prove to be especially valuable to researchers engaged in the development of accurate force fields for modeling chemical, biological, and materials systems as well as to those who are users of force field methods.' Kenneth D. Jordan, University of Pittsburgh `Anthony Stone has updated his book to take account of progress in theory and computation during the intervening 16 years. The new edition retains the clear pedagogical nature of the original work and replaces it as an essential and unique source of the theory underlying the details of molecular interactions.' Gabriel G. Balint-Kurti, University of Bristol `The first edition of this book, published in 1996, has become the standard text and reference in the field of intermolecular forces. The current edition mainly updates the text by describing research published in the intervening years. A comparison of the two editions shows how significant was the progress during this time period, as the text was enlarged by nearly 30%. Thus, with the present extension, the book will certainly be an even more useful reference than before. ' Krzysztof Szalewicz, University of Delaware

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