Lecture Schedule Topics may be modified as the semester progresses. Lecture notes, problem set solutions, and exam solutions will be posted on the course Blueline site.

Week 
Monday 
Wednesday 
One 
1/09/17

1/11/17
Introduction to Group Theory 
Two 
1/16/17
University Closed No lecture 
1/18/17
Mathematical Groups 
Three 
1/23/17
Subgroups and Classes 
1/25/17
Molecular Symmetry Elements 
Four 
1/30/17
Identification of Molecular Point Groups 
2/01/17
Exam I 11–30 Jan 
Five 
2/06/17
Basis Sets and Representations 
2/08/17
The Transformation of Functions 
Six 
2/13/17
Representations of Symmetry Operators 
2/15/17
Schur's Lemmas 
Seven 
2/20/17
The Great Orthogonality Theorem 
2/22/17
Characters and Character Tables 
Eight 
2/27/17
Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics 
3/01/17
Exam II 6–22 Feb 
Spring Break
 
Nine 
3/13/17
Projection of Basis Functions 
3/15/17
Identification of Zero Integrals 
Ten 
3/20/17
Direct Product Representations 
3/22/17
Identification of Zero Matrix Elements 
Eleven 
3/27/17
Group Theory and Hybridization 
3/29/17
Symmetry Adapted Molecular Orbitals 
Twelve 
4/03/17
A Group Theoretical Analysis of Ammonia 
4/05/17
Exam III 13–29 Mar 
Thirteen 
4/10/17
SALCs of π Systems: Benzene 
4/12/17
Hückel Molecular Orbital Theory 
Fourteen 
4/17/17
Easter Monday No lecture 
4/19/17
Normal Coordinates and Normal Modes 
Fifteen 
4/24/17
The Symmetry of Molecular Vibrations 
4/26/17
Selection Rules for Vibrational Transitions 
Finals Week 
Exam IV: 3–26 Apr; 8:009:40 AM, Monday, 1 May 2017 