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Quantum Chemistry I(2.0 credits)

Code:10161
Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 2 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : Peter BUTKO Designated Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
What exactly is so special about Quantum Mechanics?" The purpose of this course is to introduce quantum mechanics. It begins with an introduction to elementary quantum mechanics and builds up to convey thorough theoretical understanding of atomic electronic structure.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II, Fundamentals of Physics I to IV, Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra I and II, or permission of the instructor

•Course Topics
1 From Classical to Quantum Mechanics (Ch. 1)
2 Wave Packets and the Schrodinger Equation (Ch. 2)
3 The Quantum Mechanical Postulates (Ch. 3)
4 Pre-exam Review & EXAM 1 (Ch. 1 – 3)
5 The Particle in the Box 1 (Ch. 4)
6 The Particle in the Box 2 (Ch. 5)
7 Commuting and Non-commuting Operators and the Uncertainty Principle (Ch. 6)
8 Harmonic Oscillator: Classical and Quantum Mechanical 1 (Ch. 7)
9 Harmonic Oscillator: Classical and Quantum Mechanical 2 (Ch. 7)
10 Pre-exam Review & EXAM 2 (Ch. 4 – 7)
11 The Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules 1 (Ch. 8)
12 The Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules 2 (Ch. 8)
13 The Hydrogen Atom (Ch. 9)
14 Pre-final Review
15 FINAL EXAM (Ch. 1 – 9)

It is desirable to read a textbook or reference materials before a class

•Textbook
T. Engel: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy, 3rd Ed. (International edition), Pearson, 2014

•Additional Reading
Instructions will be given as necessary in class

•Grade Assessment
Two exams: 100 points each, final exam (comprehensive): 200, homework: 50. TOTAL: 450.

The “Absent” grade is reserved for students that withdraw by the 6th lecture period. After that day, a letter grade will be awarded based on grades earned from all assignments throughout the semester.

•Notes

•Contacting Faculty
pbutko@chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp

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