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CHM 448: Group Theory

MW • DHHC 314 • 9:30-10:45 AM • Spring 2017

 

Course Syllabus
Blueline Course Site
Typical Weekly Schedule A Pedagogical Philosophy Academic Resources

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; 8:00-9:40 AM, Monday, 1 May 2017

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