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CHEM 6676 Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

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

Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed CHEM4475 and Must have successfully completed CHEM4476 and Department permission required for undergraduates.

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Last Updated: 05-Jan-16