About the Book:
This book is the 5th Physical Chemistry primer of the Chem Sparrow Chemistry Primers of Chem Sparrow Publications. This book is concerned with Symmetry, Group theory, and its Chemical applications. This textbook is a genuine attempt to provide sufficient information for the student to be able to attempt their end-semester and several competitive examinations. It will be useful for faculty and students of B.Sc., and M.Sc., Chemistry. The textbook is divided into five units, in the first unit Symmetry operations and Symmetry elements, in the second unit Point Groups, in the third unit Properties of Character Tables, in the fourth unit Group multiplication table and in the fifth unit Objective Questions on Group Theory and Its Chemical Applications are covered. The way the subject matter is presented hinders students from memorizing by rote. In fact, the subject has been organized around Symmetry, Group theory laws and concepts. Students will quickly be able to predict much of what will happen after mastering these rules and principles. The text is well-illustrated with examples from the surrounding world to make the qualitative and quantitative components of the subject easier to understand.
About the Author(s):
Lt. Dr. D. Rama Sekhara Reddy has been serving as a Head-Department of Chemistry, at Krishna University, Machilipatnam-521004, Andhra Pradesh, India. After taking over as Head of the Department, He has initiated several academic reforms such as Training programs, Guest lectures, Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences to enrich the culture of research and teaching. He believes that a classroom should be a base for the complete personality development of a student. With this in mind, he strived to promote sports and cultural activities in the Department.
Dr.D. Rama Sekhara Reddy received graduation (B.Sc.) from V.R. College, Nellore in the year 1998. He obtained a post-graduation (M. Sc) from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur in the year 2001 and he obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Organic Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in the year 2009. During his Doctoral Program, he worked as JRF in a DST-sponsored project under the guidance of Prof. R. Venkateswarlu. After completing his doctoral degree in the area of Natural products Chemistry in 2009 from India, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, WA, USA from 2009-2011and continued as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Pharmacology, Pharmaceuticals, and Pharmacology, The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences & Technology (Formerly named I-AIM), Bangalore, K.A, India from 2011-2012. Later in the year 2012, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, A.P, India. Further in the year 2013, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, at Krishna University, Machilipatnam, A.P, India. Currently, he is acting as Head of the Chemistry Department.
About the Author(s):
Mr.G. Ravi received graduation (B.Sc.) from Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada in the year 2003. He obtained a post-graduation (M.Sc.,) in Physical Chemistry from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in the year 2005. Later in the same year, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, G.B.R P.G College, Anaparthi, Visakhapatnam, A.P, India. Further in the year 2013, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, A.B.N and P.R.R College of Science (P.G. Courses), Kovvur, A.P, India. During his teaching career, he cleared CSIR-UGC-NET under the Lectureship (LS) category with All India 39th rank in the DEC-2013 session. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc) since 2018 in the Department of Chemistry, University College of Arts and Sciences, Krishna University, Machilipatnam-521004, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is a Barat Jyoti Summan Guru-2021 Awardee.
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