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Chem. 4300 - Physical Chemistry

This is the first of a two semeseter undergraduate physical chemistry course.

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Syllabus Lecture Video, Slides

Instructor: Philip Grandinetti
Instructor Office Hours: by appointment
Instructor Office: 0044A McPherson Lab
Secret Underground Laboratory: 0048 McPherson Lab

Course Content
Chapter 1: Forces, Energy and Equations of Motion Text Slides
Chapter 2: Probability Distributions Text Slides
Chapter 3: Kinetic Theory of Gases Text Slides
Chapter 4: Classical Mechanics of Rotational Motion Text Slides
Chapter 5: Classical Mechanics of Vibrational Motion Text Slides
Chapter 6: Equipartition of Energy Text Slides
Chapter 7: Electrostatics Text Slides
Chapter 8: Wave Motion Text Slides
Chapter 9: Electrodynamics Text Slides
Chapter 10: Wave Particle Duality Text Slides
Chapter 11: Wave Mechanics Text Slides
Chapter 12: Free Particle and Tunneling Text Slides
Chapter 13: Quantum Mechanics of Vibrational Motion Text Slides
Chapter 14: Radiating Dipoles in Quantum Mechanics Text Slides
Chapter 15: Time Independent Perturbation Theory Text Slides
Chapter 16: Quantum Particle in Three Dimensions Text Slides
Chapter 17: Quantum Mechanics of Rotational Motion Text Slides
Chapter 18: Electronic Structure of the Hydrogen Atom Text Slides
Chapter 19: Magnetism, Angular Momentum, and Spin Text Slides
Chapter 20: Identical Particles in Quantum Mechanics Text Slides
Chapter 21: Electronic Structure of Atoms Text Slides
Chapter 22: Electronic Structure of Molecules Text Slides
Kinetics Slides


Course Schedule and Assignments
DateDayClass #Sections CoveredLectures
Jan 12Tues1 Sections 1.1-1.5 Syllabus Lecture Video, Video 1-1, Video 1-2
Jan 14Thurs2 Sections 1.6-1.8, 2.1 Video 1-3, Video 1-4, Video 1-5, Video 2
Jan 19Tues3 Sections 3.1, 3.2 Video 3-1, Video 3-2, Video 3-3, Video 3-4
Jan 21Thurs4 Sections 4.1-4.3.6 Video 4-1, Video 4-2, Video 4-3, Video 4-4
Jan 26Tues5 Sections 4.3.7-4.3.8, 5.1, 5.2 Video 4-5, Video 5-1, Video 5-2
Jan 28Thurs6 Sections 5.4 Video 5-3, Video 5-4, Video 5-5,
Feb 2Tues7 Sections 5.5, 6.1-6.3 Video 5-6 Video 5-7, Video 6
Feb 4Thurs8 Sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 Video 7-1, Video 7-2
Feb 9Tues9 Sections 8.1-8.4 Video 8-1, Video 8-2, Video 8-3
Feb 11Thurs10 Sections 8.5-8.6 Video 8-4, Video 8-5
Feb 16Tues11 Sections 8.7 Video 8-6, Video 8-7, Video 8-8, Video 8-9
Feb 18Thurs12 Section 8.8 Video 8-10, Video 8-11,
Feb 25Thurs13 Sections 9.1-9.5, Video 9-1, Video 9-2, Video 9-3, Video 9-4,
Mar 2Tues14 Sections 10.1-10.6 Video 10-1, Video 10-2, Video 10-3
Mar 4Thurs15 Sections 10.7, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5 Video 10-4, Video 11-1, Video 11-2
Mar 9Tues16 Sections 11.6, 11.7, 11.8, 11.9 Video 11-3 Video 11-4 Video 11-5 Video 11-6
Mar 11Thurs17 Sections 12.1-12.3 Video 12-1, Video 12-2
Mar 16Tues18 Sections 13.1, 13.2, 13.3 Video 13-1, Video 13-2
Mar 18Thurs19 Sections 14.1-14.4, 15.1 Video 14-1, Video 14-2, Video 14-3, Video-15
Mar 23Tues20 Sections 16.1, 16.2, 16.3 Video 16-1, Video 16-2 Video 16-3
Mar 25Thurs21 Sections 17.1-17.8 Video 17-1, Video 17-2 Video 17-3 Video 17-4 Video 17-5
Mar 30Tues22 Sections 18.1-18.6 Video 18-1 Video 18-2 Video 18-3 Video 18-4
Apr 6Tues23 Sections 19.1-19.6 Video 19-1, Video 19-2, Video 19-3, Video 19-4
Apr 8Thurs24 Sections 19.7-19.10, 20.1, 20.2 Video 19-5 Video 19-5 Video 19-6 Video 19-7 Video 19-8 Video 20
Apr 13Tues25 Sections 21.1-21.6 Video 21-1, Video 21-2, Video 21-3
Apr 15Thurs26 Sections 22.1-22.2 Video 22-1
Apr 20Tues27 Kinetics-1, Kinetics-2, Kinetics-3
Apr 22Thurs28 Kinetics-4, Kinetics-5, Kinetics-6