Fall 2008, Quantum Mechanics Lectures. Prof. Öhrn's office is
NPB2312; Tel 392-1597; OFFICE HOURS: Monday and Friday 4:00-5:00 p.m. and
other time by appointment. CLASSES meet in LEI 207, Tu and Th Periods 6-7 (12:50-2:45 pm) ,
READ:Oxtoby, Gillis, and Campion "Principles of Modern Chemistry", Chapters 4, 5 and 6.
9/2 : Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Particles
and Waves, Schrödinger's Equation, Wave Function.
9/4 : Separation of variables, Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions, Constant Potentials, Free Electron Model and Polyenes.
9/9 : Degeneracies, Harmonic Oscillator, Hydrogen Atom
9/11: Electron spin, Orbitals, Many-Electron Atoms, and Molecules, Symmetry
Exam on 9/19. Emphasis on concepts and some simple calculations.