The Readings column refers to relevant sections in the course textbook:
McQuarrie, Donald A. Quantum Chemistry. 2nd ed. Sausalito, CA: University Science Books, 2007. ISBN: 9781891389504.
SES # | TOPICS | READINGS |
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L1 | Historical development | Chapter 1 |
L2 | The atom of Niels Bohr | |
L3 | Wave nature, de Broglie wavelength | Chapter 2 |
L4 | Uncertainty principle | |
L5 | Stationary waves, Schrödinger equation | Chapter 3 |
L6 | Particle in a box | |
L7 | Probabilities, expectation values, operators I | Chapter 4 |
L8 | Probabilities, expectation values, operators II | |
L9 | Postulates of quantum mechanics I | |
L10 | Postulates of quantum mechanics II | |
L11 | Classic harmonic oscillator | Chapter 5 |
L12 | Quantum harmonic oscillator | |
L13 | Tunneling | |
L14 | Three dimensional systems | Chapter 6 |
L15 | Rigid rotor | |
L16 | Spherical harmonics | |
L17 | Angular momenta | |
L18 | Hydrogen atom I | Chapter 7.1-7.5 |
L19 | Hydrogen atom II | |
L20 | Variation principle | Chapter 8.1-8.2 |
L21 | Helium atom | Chapter 9.1-9.4 |
L22 | Hartree-Fock, SCF | |
L23 | Electron spin | |
L24 | Pauli principle | |
L25 | Born-Oppenheimer approximation | Chapter 10.1-10.5 |
L26 | Molecular orbital theory, H_{2}^{+} | |
L27 | LCAO-MO theory | Chapter 11 |
L28 | Qualitative molecular orbital theory | |
L29 | Modern electronic structure theory | |
L30 | Interaction of light with matter | Chapter 8.5-8.6 |
L31 | Vibrational spectra | |
L32 | NMR spectroscopy I | |
L33 | NMR spectroscopy II | |
L34 | Perturbation theory | |
L35 | Vibrational anharmonicity | |
L36 | Crystal field states |