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A Noncommuting-generator approach to molecular symmetry

  • O. Sonnich Mortensen
Conference paper
Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (STRUCTURE, volume 68)

Abstract

A novel method of treating point group symmetry is presented. It is based on finding common eigenfunctions to sets of non-commuting operators, the operators being suitably chosen generators for the point groups. The character tables of the conventional method are replaced by eigenvalue tables, that are no more complex than character tables but allow straight forward calculation of matrixelements (Wigner-Eckart theorem). Half-integer spin is treated as simply as integer spin, without introducing the socalled double groups.

Keywords

Commutation Relation Point Group Coupling Coefficient Symmetry Operation Character Table 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Sonnich Mortensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Fysisk InstitutOdense UniversitetOdense MDenmark

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