Introductory Quantum Chemistry

IISc Bangalore Course , Prof. K.L. Sebastian

Lecture 4: Mod-01 Lec-04 Postulates - Part1

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Introductory Quantum Chemistry by Prof. K.L. Sebastian,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,IISc Bangalore.For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: wave particle duality, uncertainty principle, standing waves, stationary states, atomic orbitals, path integrals and random walks - Postulates of Quantum Mechanics - Particle in a box, particle in a box of finite depth - The free particle, and the derivation of the uncertainty principle - Particle encountering a barrier, tunnelling. Tunnelling in chemistry - Particle in a ring - The Harmonic Oscillator - Particle on a sphere - The Hydrogen Atom - The variation and perturbation method - Time depedent problems - Hydrogen Molecule ion, Born Oppenheimer approximation, LCAOMO method

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