Chem 131A. Lec 17. Quantum Principles: Approximation Methods: Variational Principle, Atomic Units (English)


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UCI Chem 131A Quantum Principles (Winter 2013)
Lec 17. Quantum Principles -- Approximation Methods: Variational Principle, Atomic Units  --
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Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D

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Description: This course provides an introduction to quantum mechanics and principles of quantum chemistry with applications to nuclear motions and the electronic structure of the hydrogen atom. It also examines the Schrödinger equation and study how it describes the behavior of very light particles, the quantum description of rotating and vibrating molecules is compared to the classical description, and the quantum description of the electronic structure of atoms is studied.

Recorded on February 18, 2014.


Index of Topics:
0:55 Symmetry
2:23 Orthogonality
5:53 The Variational Principle
23:17 Atomic Units
31:31 Practice Problem 23
34:25 Notation
37:29 Hydride Anion, Try #1


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Author:
A.J. Shaka
Title:
Professor
Department:
Chemistry

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