## Lec 22. The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation and H2+

#### Lec 22. Quantum Principles -- The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation and H2+ --

Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D

Recorded on March 03, 2014.

Index of Topics:

1:03 The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation

4:09 Notation

6:14 Born-Oppenheimer Approximation

7:55 The Wavefunction Factorizes

9:52 The Electronic Hamiltonian

11:06 Potential Surfaces

12:43 H2+

22:43 Variational Approach For H2+

28:39 Matrix Elements

32:06 The Energy Functional

34:13 Applying the Variational Principle

41:04 Back to H2+

42:28 Practice Problem 28

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