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1 - 1 5.73 Lecture #1 Handouts: 1. administrative structure 2. narrative 3. Last year’s lecture titles (certain to be modified) 4. Gaussian and FT 5. PS #1 Due 9/13 Read CTDL, pages 9-39, 50-56, 60-85 ~10 Problem Sets Difficult, mostly computer based problems group consultation encouraged TAs (grade problem sets) some help with computer programs 40% Administrative Structure I WILL DEAL WITH THE QM, NOT THE COMPUTER PROGRAMS! Optional Recitation! R. Field - answer questions about Problem Sets How about: Wednesdays, 5:00PM 40% Take home Exam no group consultation about methods of solution , OK for clarification of meaning of the questions. CTDL Handouts Lecture Notes - formal, elegant, analytic - other texts and Herschbach - provide tools for solving increasingly complex problems NO PHILOSOPHY, NO PREACHING TO THE CONVERTED 20% In-class 5 minute Quizzes. Exercise concepts immediately after they are introduced.
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1 - 2 5.73 Lecture #1 Course Outline increasingly complex, mostly time-independent problems 1D in ψ (x) picture * spectrum E n {} potential V(x) femtochemistry: wavepackets exploring V(x), information about V(x) from timing experiments. How is a wavepacket encoded for x c , x, p c , p?(c = center) central problem in Physical Chemistry until recently stationary phase evaluate integrals interpret information contained in ψ (x) with respect
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