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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1) Lec 01. IntroductionLec 01. Quantum Principles  Introduction  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 6, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:28 General Course Information 0:40 Preliminaries 1:49 General Info ...467 views

2) Lec 02. Particles, Waves, the Uncertainty Principle and PostulatesLec 02. Quantum Principles  Particles, Waves, the Uncertainty Principle, and Postulates  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 14, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:20 Louis de Broglie  ...439 views

3) Lec 03. More Postulates, Superposition, Operators and MeasurementLec 03. Quantum Principles  More Postulates, Superposition, Operators, and Measurement  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 14, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:19 The Postulates of QM ...479 views

4) Lec 04. Complementarity, Quantum Encryption, Schrodinger EquationLec 04. Quantum Principles  Complementarity, Quantum Encryption, Schrodinger Equation  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 17, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:12 Lecture 4 0:20 Lo ...476 views

5) Lec 05. Model 1D Quantum Systems  &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;The Particle In a Box&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Lec 05. Quantum Principles  Model 1D Quantum Systems  "The Particle in a Box"  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 22, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:12 Lecture 5 0:20 The Box 4 ...445 views

6) Lec 06. Quantum Mechanical TunnelingLec 06. Quantum Principles  Quantum Mechanical Tunneling  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 23, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:22 Lecture 6 0:42 Tunneling 29:42 Barrier Penetra ...490 views

7) Lec 07. Tunneling Microscopy and VibrationsLec 07. Quantum Principles  Tunneling Microscopy and Vibrations  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 23, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:20 Application 3:27 STM 19:19 Vibrations 46: ...453 views

8) Lec 08. More on Vibrations and Approximation TechniquesLec 08. Quantum Principles  More on Vibrations and Approximation Techniques  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 27, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:23 Vibrational Energy Levels 19:35 ...470 views

9) Lec 09. Potentials + Quantization in Two Spatial DimensionsLec 09. Quantum Principles  Potentials + Quantization in Two Spatial Dimensions  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 30, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:04 Lecture 9 1:02 Odd, or An ...489 views

10) Lec 10. Particles on Rings and Spheres... A Prelude to AtomsLec 10. Quantum Principles  Particles on Rings and Spheres... A Prelude to Atoms  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 30, 2014. Index of Topics: 2:23 Particle on a Ring 16:4 ...474 views

11) Lec 11. Particle on a Sphere, Angular MomentumLec 11. Quantum Principles  Particle on a Sphere, Angular Momentum  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 3, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:32 Our Separated Equations 1:47 The Soluti ...466 views

12) Lec 12. Spin, The Vector Model and Hydrogen AtomsLec 12. Quantum Principles  Spin, The Vector Model and Hydrogen Atoms  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 6, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:22 Spin 2:56 The Vector Model 8:42 ...525 views

13) Lec 13. Hydrogen Atoms: Radial Functions &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; SolutionsLec 13. Quantum Principles  Hydrogen Atoms: Radial Functions & Solutions  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 6, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:57 The Radial Functions 7:12 The Ryd ...450 views

14) Lec 14. Atomic Spectroscopy Selection Rules, Coupling, and TermsLec 14. Quantum Principles  Atomic Spectroscopy Selection Rules, Coupling, and Terms  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 10, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:41 Atomic Spectroscopy ...477 views

15) Lec 15. Hydrogen Wavefunctions, Quantum Numbers, Term SymbolsLec 15. Quantum Principles  Hydrogen Wavefunctions, Quantum Numbers, Term Symbols  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 13, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:21 Quantum Numbers 2:40 Con ...441 views

16) Lec 16. Energy Level Diagrams, SpinOrbit Coupling, Pauli PrincipleLec 16. Quantum Principles  Energy Level Diagrams, SpinOrbit Coupling, Pauli Principle  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 13, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:51 Cesium 1:27 Pract ...535 views

17) Lec 17. Approximation Methods: Variational Principle, Atomic UnitsLec 17. Quantum Principles  Approximation Methods: Variational Principle, Atomic Units  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 18, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:55 Symmetry 2:23 Orth ...477 views

18) Lec 18. The Hydride Ion (Continued): TwoElectron SystemsLec 18. Quantum Principles  The Hydride Ion (Continued): TwoElectron Systems  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 21, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:53 Where We Left Off 2:06 Figu ...478 views

19) Lec 19. The Hydride Ion (Try #3!) The Orbital PhilosophyLec 19. Quantum Principles  The Hydride Ion (Try #3!) The Orbital Philosophy  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 24, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:38 Hydride Try #3 28:30 Energy ...510 views

20) Lec 20. HartreeFock Calculations, Spin, and Slater DeterminantsLec 20. Quantum Principles  HartreeFock Calculations, Spin, and Slater Determinants  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 27, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:19 Where We Left Off 1:2 ...506 views

21) Lec 21. Bigger Atoms, Hund's Rules and the Aufbau PrincipleLec 21. Quantum Principles  Bigger Atoms, Hund's Rules and the Aufbau Principle  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 27, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:22 Closed Shell Atoms 5:12 T ...420 views

22) Lec 22. The BornOppenheimer Approximation and H2+Lec 22. Quantum Principles  The BornOppenheimer Approximation and H2+  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 03, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:03 The BornOppenheimer Approximation 4: ...446 views

23) Lec 23. LCAOMO Approximation Applied to H2+Lec 23. Quantum Principles  LCAOMO Approximation Applied to H2+  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 06, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:06 LCAOMO Approximation 2:30 H2+ 3:22 Variat ...417 views

24) Lec 24. Molecular Orbital: The Virial Theorem in ActionLec 24. Quantum Principles Molecular Orbital: The Virial Theorem in Action  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 06, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:11 Comparing the Results 4:04 H2+ Mo ...442 views

25) Lec 25. Optimizing H2+ Molecular Orbital, H2, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Config InteractionLec 25. Quantum Principles  Optimizing H2+ Molecular Orbital, H2, & Config Interaction  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 17, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:07 Where We Were 3:28 Po ...491 views

26) Lec 26. Qualitative MO TheoryLec 26. Quantum Principles  Qualitative MO Theory  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 20, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:29 MO Diagrams 3:36 Qualitative Guidlines 5:36 Practice Prob ...404 views

27) Lec 27. CH4 Molecular Orbitals and Delocalized BondingLec 27. Quantum Principles  CH4 Molecular Orbitals and Delocalized Bonding  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 20, 2014.427 views

28) Lec 28. What We've Covered: Course SummaryLec 28. Quantum Principles  What We've Covered: Course Summary  Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on April 07, 2014.380 views
