Group theory for chemical applications.

John Ogilvie, CECM, Simon Fraser University

September 12th, 2012 at 3:30pm in K9509.

Chemists are aware of symmetry in chemistry -- the symmetry 
of crystals and molecules.  These symmetry aspects are treated
quantitatively through the application of group theory.  We
demonstrate how a Maple worksheet can serve as an excellent 
medium for the derivation and application of not only aspects 
of symmetry but also the actual calculations involving group
theory:  the generation of character tables, the enumeration of
normal vibrational modes and th enumeration of chemical isomers.