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Lecture Notes CHEM 470a/570a
Introductory Quantum Chemistry
Prerequisites: CHEM 130 or 330 and Math 120a or b
Instructor: Prof. Victor S. Batista
Room: SCL 21         Schedule: TTh 9-10.15



  • Hierarchical Structure of Topics
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  • Syllabus

    September 4 - September 30
  • Postulates of Quantum Theory
  • Stationary States
  • Particle in the Box
  • Commutator
  • Uncertainty Relations
  • Time Independent Perturbation Theory
  • Time Dependent Perturbation Theory
  • Problem Set (due 10/01/02)
  • October 1 - October 29
  • Adiabatic Approximation
  • Variational Theorem
  • Heisenberg Representation
  • Two-Level Systems
  • Harmonic Oscillator
  • Problem Set (due 10/17/02)
  • Angular Momentum
  • Spin Angular Momentum
  • Central Potential
  • Two-Particle Rigid-Rotor
  • Problem Set (due 10/28/02)
  • November 1 - November 29
  • Hydrogen Atom
  • Helium Atom
  • Spin-Atom Wavefunctions
  • Pauli Exclusion Principle
  • Lithium Atom
  • Spin Orbit Interaction
  • Periodic Table
  • Problem Set (11/28/02)
  • December 1 - December 15
  • Hartree Self-Consistent Field Method
  • Hartree-Fock Self-Consistent Field Method
  • LCAO Method: H2+ Molecule
  • H2 Molecule
  • Homonuclear Diatomic Molecules
  • Conjugated Systems: Organic Molecules
  • Empirical Parameterization of Diatomic Molecules
  • Acknowledgments
    Victor Batista 2002-09-03