Lecture notes, part 2

Lecture notes, part 3

Lecture notes, part 4

Lecture notes, part 5

Lecture notes, part 6

Lecture notes, part 7

Lecture notes, part 8

Lecture notes, part 2

Lecture notes, part 3

Lecture notes, part 4

Lecture notes, part 5

Lecture notes, part 6

Lecture notes, part 7

Lecture notes, part 8

Lecture notes, part 9

Homework #1 solutions

Homework #2, due Jan. 29

Homework #2 solutions

Homework #3, due Feb. 5

Homework #3 solutions

Homework #4, due Feb. 12

Homework #4 solutions

Homework #5, due Feb. 26

Test #1 solutions

Test 1 material: the first set of my lecture notes as well as the 4 assigned homework sets

Test #1 formula sheet

Test 1 textbook contents (note: some topics that we did are not in the textbook like the particle in a finite box, tunneling, particle on a ring,...)

Chapter 1: background (blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, deBroglie hypothesis)

Chapter 2: classical wave equation; separation of variables

Chapter 3: TISE (section 3-1); probability density (sections 3-4 and 3-6); particle in a box (section 3-5); correspondence principle (section 3-6); 3d box (section 3-9)

Chapter 4: TDSE (section 4-4)

Chapter 5: classical harmonic oscillator (section 5-1); link between harmonic oscillator and chemical bond (section 5-3); harmonic oscillator energy levels (section 5-4); harmonic oscillator wavefunctions (section 5-6)

SWNT from Dinushi

Tent function fit to particle in a box eigenfunctions

The postulates of quantum mechanics

Central force notes

Anharmonic notes, part 1

Anharmonic notes, part 2

IR and Raman, large molecules

Raman slides

Bright Ideas for Chemical Biology

Fluorescence article

metaphysics ppt slides

metaphysics pdf slides

Quantum eraser article from Scientific Amerian

Interaction free measurement article from Scientific Amerian

Engel/Reid:

McQuarrie/Simon:

Practice problems: 1-9, 1-11, 1-14, 1-25, 1-34, 1-37, 1-38, 1-39

Mathchapter A: review of complex numbers

Practice problems: A-5, A-6

chapter 2: classical waves

Practice problems: 2-5, 2-16, 2-18

Mathchapter B: probability

Practice problems: B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5

chapter 3: Schroedinger equation, particle in box (1d and 3d)

Practice problems: 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7, 3-8, 3-9, 3-11, 3-12, 3-13, 3-14, 3-16, 3-17, 3-19, 3-20, 3-21, 3-23, 3-25, 3-26, 3-27, 3-28, 3-29, 3-30, 3-35

chapter 4: theory

4.4: separation of variables to get time-independent equation

chapter 5: harmonic oscillator (center of mass coordinates), rigid rotor

chapter 6: hydrogen atom

eq. 6.1 -- potential energy

eq. 6.2 -- Hamiltonian operator

eq. 6.6 -- separation of variables is being attempted

eq. 6.8 -- radial equation

eq. 6.10 -- angular eq. -- spherical harmonics

eq. 6.11 -- separation of variables for the angular part

eq. 6.20 -- phi solutions

Table 6.2 -- theta solutions

Table 6.3 -- spherical harmonics

page 206 -- energies

Table 6.5 -- atomic wavefunctions for hydrogenic atoms

page 209-210 -- "s" orbitals

page 213-218 -- "p" and "d" orbitals

Problems: 6.1, 6.3, 6.20, 6.21, 6.22, 6.23, 6.24, 6.25, 6.28, 6.29, 6.32, 6.33, 6.35, 6.36

page 323-324 -- Born-Oppenheimer approx.

page 497 -- rotational and vibrational transitions

Fig. 13.1 -- rotational/vibrational levels for a diatomic in the harmonic oscillator / rigid rotor approx.

eq. 13.11 -- selection rules in harmonic oscillator / rigid rotor approx.

Fig. 13.2 -- rotational / vibrational spectrum

Fig. 13.4 -- beyond the harmonic approx.

page 521 -- active and inactive vibrational motions

page 531-532 -- rigid rotor selection rules

page 533-534 -- harmonic oscillator selection rules

Problems: 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.5, 13.7, 13.8, 13.9, 13.11, 13.12, 13.34