Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, SecondEdition is a comprehensive and modern introduction whichfocuses on those essential principles and concepts needed for athorough understanding of the subject, rather than the practicalaspects. The quantum theory of nuclear magnets is presented withina strong physical framework, supported by figures.
The book assumes only a basic knowledge of complex numbers andmatrices, and provides the reader with numerous worked examples andexercises to encourage understanding. With the explicit aim ofcarefully developing the subject from the beginning, the textstarts with coverage of quarks and nucleons and progresses throughto a detailed explanation of several important NMR experiments,including NMR imaging, COSY, NOESY and TROSY.
Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition features newmaterial on the properties and distributions of isotopes, chemicalshift anisotropy and quadrupolar interactions, Pake patterns, spinechoes, slice selection in NMR imaging, and a complete new chapteron the NMR spectroscopy of quadrupolar nuclei. New appendices havebeen included on Euler angles, and coherence selection by fieldgradients. As in the first edition, all material is heavilysupported by graphics, much of which is new to thisedition.
Written for undergraduates and postgraduate students taking afirst course in NMR spectroscopy and for those needing anup-to-date account of the subject, this multi-disciplinary bookwill appeal to chemical, physical, material, life, medical, earthand environmental scientists. The detailed physical insights willalso make the book of interest for experienced spectroscopists andNMR researchers.
An accessible and carefully written introduction,designed to help students to fully understand this complex anddynamic subject
Takes a multi-disciplinary approach, focusing on basicprinciples and concepts rather than the more practical aspects
Presents a strong pedagogical approach throughout, withemphasis placed on individual spins to aid understanding
Includes numerous worked examples, problems, furtherreading and additional notes
Praise from the reviews of the First Edition:
"This is an excellent book... that many teachers of NMRspectroscopy will cherish... It deserves to be a classic among NMR spectroscopy texts." NMRIN BIOMEDICINE
"I strongly recommend this book to everyone it isprobably the best modern comprehensive description of thesubject." ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE, INTERNATIONAL EDITION
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