CHEM 6676 Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications (Fall: 3 )
The course will cover modern methods in quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and dynamics, with applications to solid state, liquids, and biophysics. In quantum mechanics, topics will include particle in a box, time-independent perturbation theory, time-dependent perturbation theory, tunneling, and applications. In statistical mechanics, topics will include canonical partition function with applications to Bose and Fermi systems, solid-state physics, liquids, and biophysics. In dynamics, topics will include Fick’s Law, regression hypothesis, time-correlation functions, and applications. Prerequisites: One year undergraduate physical chemistry course that has covered the fundamentals of thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics is strongly recommended. At least one and half years of a college level calculus sequence is recommended. Undergraduate students must seek permission to enroll.
Instructor(s): Matthias Waegele
Last Updated: 05-Jan-16