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Feb 12 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
Feb 19 Week_2
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
Feb 26 Week_3
The particle in a (one, two and three dimensional) box model, differential equations, normalization, degeneracy, tunnelling, concept of average vaue
Mar 4 Week_4
Vibrational Motion: Harmonic oscillator model, quantum mechanical solution, Hermite polynomials, IR frequencies, Virial theorem,
Mar 11 Week_5
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.
Mar 18 Week_6MIDTERM 1 Mar
25 Week_7
Rotational and Vibrational Spectra of Diatomic Molecules
Apr 1 Apr 15 Week_8-9
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.
Apr 22 Week_10
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
Apr 29 Week_11MIDTERM
2 May 6 Week_12
Molecular Structure
Bohr Oppenheimer Approximation, Molecular orbital theory, Hydrogen molecule-ion, Hydrogen molecule, wavefunction
May 13 Week_13
Diatomic Molecules
The electronic structure of diatomic molecules
May 20 Week_14
Hückel Molecular Orbital Theory
Applications in conjugated organic molecules |