Details of CH2102 (Autumn 2016)

Level: 2 Type: Theory Credits: 2.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
CH2102 Quantum Chemistry I Mousumi Das

This course intends to provide introductory concept of the different principles of Quantum Chemistry.

Failure of classical mechanics, introduction to quantum mechanics, de Broglie waves, uncertainty principle, wave function and Schrodinger equation, postulates of quantum mechanics, operators, eigenfunctions and eigenvalues, probability interpretation, particle in a box, qualitative summary of simple harmonic oscillator and hydrogen atom problem.

Knowledge of classical mechanics, Linear vector space algebra.

(1) Molecular Quantum Mechanics by Peter Atkins and Ronald Friedman, Oxford University Press, 5th Edition (2011). (2) Quantum Mechanics by B. H. Bransden and C. J. Joachain, Pearson, 2nd Edition, (2000). (3) Quantum Mechanics Theory and Applications by Ajoy Ghatak and S. Loganathan, Macmillan, 5th Edition, (2004). (4) Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J. Griffiths, Pearson, 2nd Edition, (2005). (5) Quantum Chemistry by Donald A. McQuarrie, University Science Books, (2003).

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Core
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 3 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed