5.61 | Fall 2007 | Undergraduate

Physical Chemistry

Lecture Notes

L1 Historical development (PDF)
L2 The atom of Niels Bohr (PDF)
L3 Wave nature, de Broglie wavelength (PDF)
L4 Uncertainty principle (PDF)
L5 Stationary waves, Schrödinger equation (PDF)
L6 Particle in a box (PDF)
L7 Probabilities, expectation values, operators I (PDF)
L8 Probabilities, expectation values, operators II (PDF)
L9 Postulates of quantum mechanics I (PDF)
L10 Postulates of quantum mechanics II (PDF)
L11 Classic harmonic oscillator (PDF)
L12 Quantum harmonic oscillator

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Note supplement 1 (PDF - 1.1 MB)

Note supplement 2 (PDF)

L13 Tunneling
L14 Three dimensional systems
L15 Rigid rotor
L16 Spherical harmonics (PDF)
L17 Angular momenta (PDF)
L18 Hydrogen atom I (PDF)
L19 Hydrogen atom II (PDF)
L20 Variation principle (PDF)
L21 Helium atom (PDF - 1.3 MB)
L22 Hartree-Fock, SCF
L23 Electron spin (PDF)
L24 Pauli principle (PDF)
L25 Born-Oppenheimer approximation (PDF)
L26 Molecular orbital theory, H2+ (PDF)
L27 LCAO-MO theory (PDF)
L28 Qualitative molecular orbital theory (PDF)
L29 Modern electronic structure theory
L30 Interaction of light with matter (PDF)
L31 Vibrational spectra (PDF)
L32 NMR spectroscopy I (PDF)
L33 NMR spectroscopy II
L34 Perturbation theory (PDF)
L35 Vibrational anharmonicity (PDF)
L36 Crystal field states (PDF)

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