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Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry Chemistry 110A Prof. C. W. McCurdy
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Syllabus is Posted Text : We will use Donald A. McQuarrie and John D. Simon, Physical Chemistry - A Molecular Approach (University Science Books, 1997). Prerequisites : Chem. 2C, one year of college physics, and Math 16C or Math 21C. -- Use the "MathChapters" in the Text. Grading : The distribution of the points in the course will be: Homework 20% Midterm 40% Final exam 40%
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Studying for this course In the Chemistry curriculum this is the first course that asks you to integrate what you learned in other courses: – General Chemistry – Calculus and Linear Algebra – Physics There are math and physics review sections in the text -- use them if you have forgotten any of the skills that are assumed in the text. Read the text and do the homework problems early. This subject is learned by doing -- not by watching.
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Mathematica and the Problem Sets Mathematica (or MATLAB) will be required for a few problems after week 3 or 4. It is highly encouraged that you use it frequently to help check your algebra on other homework problems. Example Mathematica notebooks will be posted to help you learn.
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The Historical View: Failures of Classical Mechanics • Blackbody Radiation • You saw the others in Freshman Chemistry, Review: – Photoelectric Effect – Quantum interference -- wave properties of particles – Hydrogen atom spectrum
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Black Body Radiation • A cavity at thermal equilibrium at temperature T • What spectrum of electromagnetic radiation does it emit? • An idealization of any glowing object characterized by a temperature
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Black Body Radiation • The “ultraviolet catastrophe” • Spectral radiation density [Energy/Vol/(unit of frequency)] -- Planck distribution law ! ( " ) d
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2009 for the course CHE 110A taught by Professor Mccurdy during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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