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The course will introduce quantum mechanics as applied to chemistry and would be structured such that B.Sc. students can follow, provided they have familiarity with differential equations.

Module No.

Topic/s

Lectures

1

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: wave particle duality, uncertainty principle, standing waves, stationary states, atomic orbitals, path integrals and random walks.

5

2

Postulates of Quantum Mechanics

3

3

Particle in a box, particle in a box of finite depth

3

4

The free particle, and the derivation of the uncertainty principle

3

5

Particle encountering a barrier, tunnelling. Tunnelling in chemistry

2

6

Particle in a ring

1

7

The Harmonic Oscillator

4

8

Particle on a sphere

3

9

The Hydrogen Atom

6

10

The variation and perturbation method

4

11

Time depedent problems

4

12

Hydrogen Molecule ion, Born Oppenheimer approximation, LCAOMO method

4

Familiarity with differential equations


  1. Pauling and Wilson, Introduction to Quantum Mechnics, Dover Edition

  2. Schwabl, Quantum Mechanics, Springer Books

  3. P.M. Mathews and Venkatesan, Quantum Mechanics, Tata McGraw Hill


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