CHM 312 Quantum
Mechanics
Week 3: The Schrdinger Equation
The Schrdinger
Equation
The Schrdinger equation (S.E.) is the fundamental equation to QM.
Solutions to S.E. are called wave functions (), and provide a complete
description of the system.
Like N

CHM 312 Quantum
Mechanics
Week 4: The Five Postulates of QM and Some General Principles
Newtons
Postulates
(Laws)
Postulates
are
not
provable
statements
mathematically,
but are taken to be true, and then
demonstrated as true through experimental verifica

CHM 312 Quantum
Mechanics
Week 2: The Classical Wave Equation
Heisenberg, Schrdinger,
and QM
In 1925 both Erwin Schrdinger and Werner Heisenberg independently
developed general QM models.
Schrdinger utilized differential calculus.
Heisenberg utilized m

CHM 312 Quantum
Mechanics
Week 5: The Harmonic Oscillator and Rigid Rotor Models
Harmonic Oscillator
Introduction
% Transmitance
The IR spectrum of molecules is due to the energies associated with
interatomic vibrations (stretches) existing within molecu

CHM 312 Quantum
Mechanics
Week 1 Introduction and the Dawn of Quantum Theory
What is Quantum
Mechanics?
The use of wave mechanics to study the quantized nature of extremely small particles.
Classically, things with large masses appear to act in a contin