The Quantum Mechanical Distribution Function of Molecular Systems: Translational and Rotational Motions

  1. I. Prigogine
  1. H. Friedmann

Published Online: 14 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470143506.ch6

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 4

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 4

How to Cite

Friedmann, H. (1962) The Quantum Mechanical Distribution Function of Molecular Systems: Translational and Rotational Motions, in Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 4 (ed I. Prigogine), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470143506.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1962

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470698617

Online ISBN: 9780470143506

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Keywords:

  • quantum mechanical distribution function;
  • translational motion;
  • rotational motion;
  • linear rotators;
  • configurational distribution function

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Transition from Quantum to Classical Distribution Function

  • The Configurational Distribution Function of a System of Interacting Linear Rotators in the Approximation of Small Quantum Corrections

  • The Configurational Distribution Function of a System of Interacting Symmetrical Tops in the Approximation of Small Quantum Corrections

  • Quantum Theory of Interacting Heteronuclear Diatomic Molecules in the Approximation of Spherically Symmetrical Potential Fields