Chapter 2. The Particle in a Box
Homework: 1, 4, 7, 25, 27, 30
1. Review of differential equations relevant for this chapter
2. Particle in 1D box
3. Particle in a rectangular well
Chapter 2. The Particle in a Box
In this chapter, we solve the timeindepe
CHAPTER 11 : ManyElectron Atoms
Homework: 1, 6, 13, 22, 25, 29
THINGS COVERED:  HartreeFock method
 Atomic terms, levels and states
Question1: How does the Hamiltonian operator for an nelectron atom look
like?
2 2 Ze'2 +
e'2
H =
i r r
2me
n
n
i =1
i
Chapter 8. The Varia.on Method
HW: 2, 4, 7, 9, 16, 25, 28, 32

The varia.on method allows us to es.mate the ground
state energy of a system without
solving the Schrodinger equa.on. It uses an approximate wavefunc.on to g
Chapter 6: The Hydrogen Atom
Homework: 1, 3, 8, 15, 17, 21, 28, 47 (Numerov), 54
Things covered:
Twoparticle rigid rotor
Solution of Schrodinger equation for Hatom
1
Chapter 6: The Hydrogen Atom
Hydrogen atom and similar systems (He+, Li2+) can be solve
CHAPTER 12: MOLECULAR SYMMETRY
HOMEWORK: 2, 7, 9, 11, 14, 19, 26, 27, 31, 32
1
SYMMETRY IS BEAUTIFUL
creatures appraise the overall worthiness of a potential mate by
looking for at least one classic benchmark of beauty: symmetry.
NY Times (Feb 8, 1994): W
Chapter 9. Perturbation Theory
Ch 9 HW: 4, 21, 22, 27, 28, 30
In this method, we use known solutions to Schrodinger equation to obtain the solution of
unknown, but similar systems:
^
KNOWN
0
H 0 n0 = En n0
^
^
^
PERTURBED SYSTEM
H = H + H'
0
Our task is t
Chapter 1. The Schrdinger Equation
1. What is QM?
HW: 2, 3, 7, 9, 14, 23, 25, 30
Mathematical model that describes the behavior of small (atomic and subatomic) particles
2. Why QM doesnt make sense?
Things that make sense are part of our everyday experien
CHAPTER 10: Electron Spin
HW: 1, 3, 5, 11, 18, 22
So far, we mentioned only orbital angular momentum.
Electron also has intrinsic angular momentum: spin angular
momentum.
Question 1: What is the color of sodium in flame? Why?
Yellow color of sodium in fla