books are not required for the course, but you may find them useful.
1) Guy H. Grant and W. Graham Richards,
Computational Chemistry (amazon).
2) Press et al, Numerical Recipes in C : The Art of Scientific
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Matlab. (Student editions available for $99.)
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files of the complete manuals are available at Mathworks.
Since these are large files, local copies of the most useful manuals are
with Matlab (1.2Mb, 99 pgs.)
Using Matlab Graphics
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Environment User environment and molecule
Cerius2 Forcefield Based Simulations
Quantum 1 Modules
Crystal and Surface Builder
papers for Molecular mechanics calculations
has made a very highly substituted polyacetylene. See if you can
use molecular mechanics to determine the structure. (If done well,
this result is publishable.)
are a class of highly branched macromolecules. In this
paper, Percec and coworkers consider the structure of various
dendrimers. You can use molecular mechanics to examine these
structures, and calculate the amount of steric strain.
this paper, Frechet and
co-workers put rotaxanes on a oligomer, sort of like putting beads
on a piece of thread. Dendrimers serve as caps to keep the beads
from falling off the end. You can use molecular molechanics to
determine the size dendrimer needed to confine the rotaxanes.