49th Fighter Group: Aces of the Pacific - download pdf or read online

By William N Hess, Chris Davey

ISBN-10: 1841767859

ISBN-13: 9781841767857

The forty ninth FG was once despatched to Australia in early 1942 to aid stem the tide of jap conquest in Java. Too past due to save lots of the island, the gang went into motion within the defence of Darwin, Australia, the place the Forty-Niners’ handful of P-40E Warhawks have been thrown into strive against along survivors from the defeated forces that had fled from the Philippines and Java. This ebook assesses the phenomenal functionality of the forty ninth FG, pitted opposed to better jap forces. via VJ-Day the crowd had scored 668 aerial victories and gained 3 special Unit Citations and ten crusade stars for its striking efforts.

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The discussion of Energy Levels and Interactions (in Chapter 13), and of Transition Intensities and Optical Selection Rules (in Chapter 14) contains a great deal of material that was not in Edition 1, such as that on the Jahn-Teller effect, the Renner effect, Multichannel Quantum Defect Theory, and the use of variational methods for calculating rotation-vibration energy levels. In Chapter 13 we also give an account of the theory of the contact transformed rotation-vibration Hamiltonian which is discussed at more length in the book by Papousek and Aliev (1982) and in the review by Aliev and Watson (1985).

M. Lyyra, helped me to compare the proofs with the typewritten manuscript; I am very grateful for their help. I would especially like to thank Helen Letaif who typed the entire final draft of the manuscript and a special effort to ensure a well produced and consistent product. Assisting in the typing of the first draft and in typing the modifications that I made to the second draft were Denise Charette, Gloria Dumoulin, Marilyn Nadon, and Lorette Ernst; I very much appreciate all their help. P.

Previously this material was scattered throughout several chapters. Enlargements have resulted for several reasons. We consider in more depth the symmetry of molecular states in the three-dimensional rotation group K(spatial), and along with this we discuss angular momentum theory, the use of irreducible spherical tensor operators, the Wigner-Eckart theorem and vector coupling coefficients. We follow the conventions and notation of the book by Zare (1988), and one should refer to Zare's book for a more detailed discussion of these aspects of molecular symmetry.

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