I am trying to learn quantum chemistry. I have an extensive background in math and physics, so I'm looking for a book that makes full use of whatever physics and mathematics is relevant to this subject, although I'm not sure if such a text even exists.

I am familiar with all the math and physics one might need, including functional analysis, quantum mechanics, relativity, differential geometry, etc. I am a math PhD student. I also have a degree in physics.

Perhaps I should also explain that quantum chemistry is a highly mathematical subject, that involves topics in math such as differential equations and perturbation theory. I ask this question here because I am interested in a book that makes full use of whatever mathematical tools the study of quantum chemistry might benefit from.


closed as off-topic by T. Bongers, qbert, ahulpke, Sahiba Arora, Namaste Feb 6 '18 at 17:23

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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is manifestly not a mathematics question. $\endgroup$ – T. Bongers Feb 6 '18 at 3:24
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    $\begingroup$ wouldn't this be a better question for chemistry stack exchange? $\endgroup$ – qbert Feb 6 '18 at 3:24
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    $\begingroup$ There are many requests on this site for textbook recommendations on non-mathematical subjects, like economics. As for my level, like I said you can assume I'm familiar with all the relevant math and physics. I'm familiar with QM, SR, GR, functional analysis, rigged Hilbert spaces, algebraic topology etc. etc. etc. I am a PhD student in math and have a degree in physics. I'm posting this on the math stackexchange for the same reason many people ask for textbook recommendations here, because they want a book that makes full use of math. Books aimed at non-mathematicians generally fail to do so. $\endgroup$ – goling onner Feb 6 '18 at 3:33
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    $\begingroup$ For example, there are many posts on this site asking for recommendations for books on quantum mechanics, general relativity, etc. Why are those posts not closed? @user296602 $\endgroup$ – goling onner Feb 6 '18 at 3:38
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    $\begingroup$ Szabo and Ostlund is a classic that everyone interested in Quantum Chemistry should be aware of. By the way, similar questions such as Quantum mechanical books for mathematicians have been received well on this forum. Another example of a question in this spirit is (Organic) Chemistry for Mathematicians. $\endgroup$ – littleO Feb 6 '18 at 3:55