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CHM 544: Quantum Chemistry

MW • DHHC 306 • 8:00-9:15 AM • Fall 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 and detailed problem set solutions will be posted on the course Blueline site.
Week Monday Wednesday
One 8/21/17
No lecture
8/23/17
The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
Two 8/28/17
The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics, con't.
8/30/17
The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics, con't.
Three 9/04/17
Labor Day
No lecture
9/06/17
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and Simultaneous Eigenfunctions
Four 9/11/17
The Hydrogen Atom
9/13/17
Exam I: 23 Aug-6 Sep
Five 9/18/17
The Hydrogen Atom, con't.
9/20/17
The Hydrogen Atom, con't.
Six 9/25/17
The Hydrogen Atom, con't.
9/27/17
The Hydrogen Atom, con't.
Seven 10/02/17
Hydrogen Atom Discussion
10/04/17
Exam II: 11-27 Sep
Eight 10/09/17
The Rigid Rotor and Angular Momentum
10/11/17
The Rigid Rotor and Angular Momentum, con't.
Fall Break
 
Nine 10/23/17
The Rigid Rotor and Angular Momentum, con't.
10/25/17
The Rigid Rotor and Angular Momentum, con't.
Ten 10/30/17
Electron Spin and the Helium Atom
11/01/17
Electron Spin and the Helium Atom, con't.
Eleven 11/06/17
The Variational Method
11/08/17
Exam III: 9 Oct-1 Nov
Twelve 11/13/17
LCAO-MO Theory
11/15/17
The Hydrogen Molecule-Ion
Thirteen 11/20/17
The Hydrogen Molecule-Ion, con't.
11/22/17
Thanksgiving Break
No lecture
Fourteen 11/27/17
Hartree Products and Exchange Repulsion
11/29/17
The Hartree-Fock Self-Consistent Field Method
Fifteen 12/04/17
The Hartree-Fock Self-Consistent Field Method, con't.
12/06/17
The Hartree-Fock Self-Consistent Field Method, con't.
Finals Week Exam IV: 6 Nov–6 Dec; 9:30-10:45 AM, Monday, 11 Dec 2017

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