Quantum chemistry--a self-discipline that isn't relatively physics, now not relatively chemistry, and never relatively utilized mathematics--emerged as a box of analysis within the Nineteen Twenties. It was once stated via such phrases as mathematical chemistry, subatomic theoretical chemistry, molecular quantum mechanics, and chemical physics till the group agreed at the designation of quantum chemistry. In Neither Physics Nor Chemistry, Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simões learn the evolution of quantum chemistry into an self sufficient self-discipline, tracing its improvement from the ebook of early papers within the Twenties to the dramatic adjustments led to by way of desktops within the Seventies. The authors specialize in the tradition that emerged from the inventive synthesis of a number of the traditions of chemistry, physics, and arithmetic. They learn the recommendations, practices, languages, and associations of this new tradition in addition to the folks who proven it, from such pioneers as Walter Heitler and Fritz London, Linus Pauling, and Robert Sanderson Mulliken, to later figures together with Charles Alfred Coulson, Raymond Daudel, and Per-Olov Löwdin. all through, the authors emphasize six topics: epistemic facets and the dilemmas because of a number of methods; social concerns, together with educational politics, the effect of textbooks, and the forging of alliances; the contingencies that arose at each level of the advancements in quantum chemistry; the adjustments within the box whilst desktops have been on hand to accomplish the terribly bulky calculations required; concerns within the philosophy of technology; and various types of reasoning.