The theory of quantum mechanics is developed and applied to spectroscopic experiments. Topics include the basic principles of quantum mechanics; the structure of atoms, molecules, and solids; and the interpretation of infrared, visible, fluorescence, and NMR spectra. Appropriate laboratory work will be arranged. Three hours of class and four hours of laboratory per week.
Requisite: CHEM 161, MATH 121, PHYS 116 or 123. Limited to 24 students. Fall semester. Professors Leung and Marshall.
If Overenrolled: Preference given to Amherst College chemistry majors, others by class year.