on 18 October 2005
Excellent! This clearly written book is perfect for both NMR novices and those with previous experience who want to deepen their understanding of the theoretical basis that underpins modern NMR experiments. The explanations are thorough and lucid, with the key concepts derived from first principles. I am a final year PhD student working in protein NMR and I found reading this book really improved my grasp of the subject - the chapter on relaxation and section on TROSY were particularly useful. I would definitely recommend this book.
on 30 September 2014
This is an excellent book that that succeeds very well in the aim of teaching the reader the physical meaning and how to use the product operator formalism in NMR spectroscopy. I'd recommend it to anyone over many other textbooks on NMR. Why have I given it four stars instead of five. One is a personal thing. For me, it has too many instances of points that are glossed over as beyond the scope of the text. Obviously some people would see this as a plus, but I'd like to see the material covered if only in appendices. The second reason, which may only apply to the Kindle edition, is that there are far too many typos or other type setting problems. For example, equations that should read wt << 1 just appear as wt 1. It would be good if these were fixed.
On the whole though, and excellent book which I recommend.
on 2 December 2013
J. Keeler is the author of one of the very best NMR books for our times. He concentrates on the principles of one dimensional and two dimensional NMR, detailing with the greatest clarity the quantum principles behind this spectroscopy. Furthermore, he is apparently a very experimented teacher. Many details, which could easily throw students off-track, are explained quite thoroughly; it seems that the author has thought out in advance all possible questions. The lay-out of the book is really pleasant and the figures excellent and to the point.
It is difficult to assess the book's audience, which could vary a lot from country to country. I would say physical chemists or biochemists intent on really understanding how NMR works and not afraid of some quantum mechanics.