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Oct 4
Week_1 Quantum Theory: Introduction and Principles
Black body radiation, Planck’s hypothesis ( quantization of energy), wave-particle duality, photon,photoelectric effect, photoelectron spectroscopy, Heisenberg Uncertainity principle, wave character of particles, de Broglie wavelength
Oct 11 Wavefunction, operators, probability density, Schrödinger equation(SE) (time dependent and time independent forms of SE ), complex functions
Quantum Theory: Techniques and Applications: Translational motion: Particle in a 1-D Box
Oct 18 The particle in a ( one,two and three dimensional) box model ,differential equations, normalization, degeneracy, tunnelling, concept of average vaue
Oct 25 Vibrational Motion: Harmonic oscillator model, quantum mechanical solution, Hermite polynomials, IR frequencies, Virial theorem,
Nov 1 MIDTERM 1
Nov 8 Rotational Motion: Rotation of a particle in 2D, quantization of rotation, angular momentum Rotation in 3D, rigid rotor model, microwave frequencies, Boltzmann Distribution law Anharmonic Oscillator.
Nov 15 Rotational and Vibrational Spectra of Diatomic Molecules
Nov 22
Nov 29 Atomic Structure and Atomic Spectra:
Electronic structure, Hydrogen atom and H-like ions, solution of Schrödinger equation, atomic orbitals and their energies, quantum numbers, shells, subshells, radial distribution functions.
Dec 6 MIDTERM 2
Dec 13 Many-electron Atoms
Electronic structure of many-electron atoms, Variation Principle, Helium atom, spin orbital, Slater determinant, Pauli principle, penetration and shielding, the building-up principle, Hund’s rule
Dec 20 Molecular Structure
Bohr Oppenheimer Approximation, Molecular orbital theory, Hydrogen molecule-ion, Hydrogen molecule, wavefunction
Dec 27 Diatomic Molecules
The electronic structure of diatomic molecules
Jan 3
Week_14 Hückel Molecular Orbital Theory
Applications in conjugated organic molecules |