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Chemical Physics(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 3 the latter term
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory Elective
Lecturer : Hiroshi ITO Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
In modern electronics, organic materials play more active role in transistors, cells, and displays etc., not only passive role for insulators. There is increasing importance on how to treat organic molecules in physics, especially in quantum mechanics. In this lecture fundamentals of chemical physics in order to understand the electronic state of organic molecules in terms of quantum mechanics, especially with the use of the molecular orbital method and the group theory, are given. Explanation, calculation and application abilities are pursued.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamentals of Chemistry I, Linear Algebra I and II, Electromagnetism I, II, and III, Quantum mechanics A

•Course Topics
1.Molecules and chemical bonds
2.Molecular orbital method
3.Symmetry of molecules, point group, projection chart
4.Classes and conjugate elements
5.Representation of groups
6.Irreducible representations and orthogonality
7.Characters and reduction
8.Basis functions and projection operators
9.Correspondence to quantum mechanics
10.Crystal field theory
11.Molecular spectra and selection rule
12.Molecular vibrations
13.Symmetry of crystals


•Additional Reading
Y. Onodera; Introduction to group theory with its applicaion to solid state physics and chemistry (Shokabo)
M. Nakazaki; Symmetry of molecules and group theory (Tokyo kagaku dojin)

•Grade Assessment
Examination (80% weight) and reports (20% weight)
Ones who do not attend the final examination are regarded as "absent".

No special remarks

•Contacting Faculty
Phone: 5164 e-mail:


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