CHEM 5210

Advanced Physical Chemistry I - Quantum Mechanics
Fall Semester

Prof. Ian Harrison

This course provides an introduction to quantum mechanics for scientists and engineers interested in the properties and phenomena of atomic, molecular, and nanoscale matter. The foundational ideas of quantum mechanics are introduced and tools for exact and approximate solutions of the Schrodinger Equation are developed. Model systems, such as particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, hydrogen ion and molecule, crystalline solids, as well as time-dependent phenomena, such as spectroscopy, tunneling, and scattering, are examined as time permits. The course aims to provide the elementary background and tools necessary to read and advance modern research requiring a microscopic understanding of matter.

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