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Lecture Description

Recorded on January 6, 2014.

Index of Topics:
-0:28 General Course Information
-0:40 Preliminaries
-1:49 General Information
-2:43 Grading
-3:16 Textbook
-3:49 Chapter 1 Introduction
-5:31 Light
-7:28 Newton's Rings
-9:16 Blackbody Radiation
-12:05 Quantization
-15:21 A Comparison
-15:53 The Connection
-17:03 Physical Meaning
-19:10 The Photoelectric Effect
-28:59 Photon Momentum
-29:53 An Application

Course Index

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to quantum mechanics and principles of quantum chemistry with applications to nuclear motions and the electronic structure of the hydrogen atom. It also examines the Schrödinger equation and study how it describes the behavior of very light particles, the quantum description of rotating and vibrating molecules is compared to the classical description, and the quantum description of the electronic structure of atoms is studied.


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