Class Meetings: This class meets MW from 9–11 am synchronously in person. Typically, each week will consist of ~3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion given by P.N., and 1 hour of discussion given by TA.
Prerequisites: This course is suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Chem 113A and Math 33A/B (or equivalent) would be ideal prerequisites. It is assumed that students have encountered the Schrödinger equation and its solutions for simple potentials such as the particle-in-a-box, the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor and the non-relativistic H atom. Note that this course will rely heavily on mathematical derivations; you will be required to understand and derive the relations presented in class. Mathematics that may be unfamiliar to most of the class will be briefly reviewed. Knowledge of linear algebra (Math 115) is strongly recommended.