Chem. 4300 - Physical Chemistry

This is the first of a two semeseter undergraduate physical chemistry course.

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Instructor: Philip Grandinetti
Instructor Office Hours: M and W at 3:00-4:00 PM or by appointment
Instructor Office: 0044A McPherson Lab
Secret Underground Laboratory: 0048 McPherson Lab

ChapterSections CoveredLecture Slides
1 - Forces, Fields, and EnergyAll sections Chap. 1
2 - Probability DistributionsAll sections Chap. 2
3 - Kinetic Theory of GasesAll sections Chap. 3
4 - Rotational MotionAll sections Chap. 4
5 - Vibrational Motion5.1 Chap. 5
6 - Equipartition of EnergyAll sections Chap. 6
7 - ElectrostaticsAll sections Chap. 7
8 - Wave MotionAll sections Chap. 8
Exam 1 - Oct. 6, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Room: 1008 Evans Lab
9 - ElectrodynamicsAll sections Chap. 9
10 - Wave Particle DualityAll sections Chap. 10
11 - Wave MechanicsAll sections Chap. 11
12 - Free Particle and TunnelingAll sections
13 - Quantum Harmonic OscillatorAll sections
14 - Radiating Dipoles in Quantum MechanicsAll sections
15 - Time Independent Perturbation TheoryAll sections
16 - Quantum Particle in Three DimensionsAll sections
17 - Quantum Rigid RotorAll sections
18 - The Hydrogen AtomAll sections
19 - Magnetism, Angular Momentum, and SpinAll sections
20 - Identical Particles in Quantum MechanicsAll sections
21 - Multi-electron AtomsAll sections
22 - Diatomic MoleculesAll sections
23 - Polyatomic Molecules (time permitting)All sections
Chemical KineticsAll sections

There is no required text for this class. My suggestions for texts you might find helpful are: