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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Lecture 1  Classical Theory of Blackbody Radiation
Lecture 2  The Boltzmann Distribution
Lecture 3  Planck's Theory of Blackbody Radiation
Lecture 4  Photoelectric Effect, Specific Heats of Solids and the Bohr Atom
Lecture 5  Wave Mechanics and the Schrodinger Equation
Lecture 6  Quantum Mechanical Operators
Lecture 7  Applications of the Schrodinger Equation  Particle in a Box
Lecture 8  Applications of the Schrodinger Equation  Barrier Problems
Review 1
First Exam
Lecture 9  The Harmonic Oscillator
Lecture 10  The Hydrogen Atom 
Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8
Exam 1
Exam 1 Solutions
Lecture 9
Lecture 10
Lecture 11
Lecture 12
Lecture 13
Exam 2
Exam 2 Solutions
Lecture 14
Lecture 15
Lecture 16
Lecture 17
Lecture 18
Exam 3
PREREQUISITES
CHEM 33000 (or ChE 22900 and ChE 33000); CHEM 25000 or MATH 213; PHYS 20800.
TOPICS
Lecture 11  Angular Momentum
Lecture 12  The Variation Method
Lecture 13  The Perturbation Method
Review 2
Second Exam
Lecture 14  Many Electron Atoms
Lecture 15  The Chemical Bond
Lecture 16  Polyatomic Molecules
Lecture 17  Hybridization
Lecture 18  Hückel Theory
Review 3
Third Exam
LECTURE NOTES
LECTURE RECORDINGS