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HAPPY NEW YEAR! and welcome to 110B
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110B: Use Quantum Mechanics to understand chemical bonding and molecular spectroscopy
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Physical Chemistry Nanoscience and Materials Science High Pressure Physics 110A: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
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The beginning of quantum theory: Key experiments Key experimental evidence casting doubts on the ability of classical physics to explain some natural phenomena Blackbody Radiation : Planck constant and Planck distribution law for black body radiation Photoelectric effect : Einstein and the threshold frequency Hydrogen atom spectrum : Rydberg series
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The beginning of quantum theory : early postulates — Wave-particle duality of light (De Broglie) —Quantization of momentum and Bohr theory of hydrogen atom —Heisenberg uncertainty principle
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The Schroedinger Equation Dirac’s statement about exact solutions still holds: we do not know how to solve the Schoedinger equation exactly for many body systems. The Equations:
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