BCHM485, HW#1
Answers/Solutions
Spring 13
Homework problem set #1.
Problem 1. (5 points) Which of the functions listed below are eigenfunctions of the linear
momentum operator ? What are the corresponding eigenvalues?
3
3x
3x
i
i
e 7 x
2
2
4()
a
(A) cos (

BCHM485 HW #3 Answers
Spring 2012
Answers/Solutions to Homework problem set #3
Problem 1 (16 points). Electron in the hydrogen atom was excited to the 2p orbital and is in the
state with ml=0. Answer the following questions (you dont need to provide fully

BCHM485 HW #3 Answers
Spring 2013
Answers/Solutions to Homework problem set #3.
Problem 1 (17 points). Electron in the hydrogen atom was excited to the 3d orbital and is in the
state with ml=0. Answer the following questions (you dont need to provide full

BCHM485; HW#2
Spring 2012
Answers/solutions to homework problem set #2.
Problem 1 (4 points). Is it possible to know, with arbitrary precision,
(A) both the kinetic energy and the potential energy of the harmonic oscillator?
(B) both the kinetic energy an

BCHM485, HW#1
Spring 13
Homework problem set #1. (25 points) Due date: February 14, 2013.
(write legibly!)
Problem 1. (5 points) Which of the functions listed below are eigenfunctions of the linear
momentum operator ? What are the corresponding eigenvalue

BCHM485, HW#1
Spring 12
Homework problem set #1. (Spring 2012)
Problem 1. (5 points) Which of the functions listed below are eigenfunctions of the linear
momentum operator ? What are the corresponding eigenvalues?
2
e ax
; (B)
; (C) 0.25i cos(3x) ; (D) si

BCHM 485. Exam #2: answers and solutions
April 26, 2012
Problem 1. (18 points) You consider applying spectroscopic tools to detect the presence of or study
the following molecules: NO, NO2+, O2, CH4. It is therefore important to know which of these
molecu

BCHM 485. Exam #2 Answers/solutions
April 23, 2013
Answers/solutions to Exam #2 problems
Problem 1.
You consider applying spectroscopic tools to detect the presence of or study the following
molecules: H2O, CO2, O2, N2. Your laboratory is equipped with st

BCHM 485. Exam #1
Answers/Solutions
March 5, 2013
Problem 1. (30 pts) Consider a particle with mass moving on a ring of radius r. Assume the ring
is in the x-y plane. The particle is in a state characterized by the quantum number ml = 3.
A. What is the en

BCHM485; HW#2
Answers/Solutions
Spring 2013
Homework problem set #2.
Problem 1 (6 points). Is it possible to know with arbitrary precision
(A) both the kinetic energy and the momentum of a harmonic oscillator?
(B) both the potential energy and the momentu

BCHM485
Spring 13
Answers to graded homework problem set #4.
Problem 1. (16 points) Consider one mole of non-interacting distinguishable hypothetical
particles at a given temperature T. Assume each particle can be in one of three states, with the
followin