2011-12 Catalog

Decorative graphic

Offering Description

Atoms, Molecules, and Reactions: Quantum Chemistry

Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

Dharshi Bopegedera physical chemistry
Fields of Study
chemistry and physics
Preparatory for studies or careers in
chemistry, physics, physical science, medicine, engineering, environmental science and teaching.
one year of general chemistry and proficiency in differential and integral calculus.

Students are welcome to study the quantum chemistry component that is offered in the Atoms, Molecules, and Reactions program.

In fall quarter we will study simple quantum mechanical systems, apply them to solve simple chemical problems, and investigate how they can be adapted for more complex systems. In winter quarter we will continue the study of complex systems and investigate the use of spectroscopy to validate the quantum mechanical theories. This will be followed by in-depth investigations of the spectrometric methods including a detailed analysis of the high resolution infrared spectrum of a diatomic molecule in spring quarter.

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
May be offered again in
Offered During