CHEM 33200
Spring 2021:
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to quantum mechanics and its basic applications to chemical problems.
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Classical Theory of Blackbody Radiation
The Boltzmann Distribution
Planck's Theory of Blackbody Radiation
Photoelectric Effect, Specific Heats of Solids and the Bohr Atom
Wave Mechanics and the Schrodinger Equation Quantum Mechanical Operators
Applications of the Schrodinger Equation  Particle in a Box
Applications of the Schrodinger Equation  Barrier Problems
First Exam
The Harmonic Oscillator
The Hydrogen Atom 
Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8
PREREQUISITES
CHEM 33000 (or ChE 22900 and ChE 33000); CHEM 25000 or MATH 213; PHYS 20800.
TOPICS
The Variation Method
The Perturbation Method
Second Exam
Many Electron Atoms The Chemical Bond
Polyatomic Molecules
Hybridization
Hückel Theory
Third Exam
LECTURE NOTES
LECTURE RECORDINGS