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Date Added: January 29, 2015
Recorded on January 14, 2014.
Index of Topics: -0:20 Louis de Broglie -2:32 Where is the Particle? -4:10 The Uncertainty Principle -14:49 Waves -19:20 Practice Problem 4 -21:16 Wavefunctions -29:16 The Postulates of QM Course Index
Particles, Waves, the Uncertainty Principle and Postulates
More Postulates, Superposition, Operators and Measurement
Complementarity, Quantum Encryption, Schrodinger Equation
Model 1D Quantum Systems - "The Particle In a Box"
Quantum Mechanical Tunneling
Tunneling Microscopy and Vibrations
More on Vibrations and Approximation Techniques
Potentials + Quantization in Two Spatial Dimensions
Particles on Rings and Spheres... A Prelude to Atoms
Particle on a Sphere, Angular Momentum
Spin, The Vector Model and Hydrogen Atoms
Hydrogen Atoms: Radial Functions & Solutions
Atomic Spectroscopy Selection Rules, Coupling, and Terms
Hydrogen Wavefunctions, Quantum Numbers, Term Symbols
Energy Level Diagrams, Spin-Orbit Coupling, Pauli Principle
Approximation Methods: Variational Principle, Atomic Units
The Hydride Ion (Continued): Two-Electron Systems
The Hydride Ion (Try #3!) The Orbital Philosophy
Hartree-Fock Calculations, Spin, and Slater Determinants
Bigger Atoms, Hund's Rules and the Aufbau Principle
The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation and H2+
LCAO-MO Approximation Applied to H2+
Molecular Orbital: The Virial Theorem in Action
Optimizing H2+ Molecular Orbital, H2, & Config Interaction
Qualitative MO Theory
CH4 Molecular Orbitals and Delocalized Bonding
What We've Covered: Course Summary
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.