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PHYS13069  Quantum Physics II

This course aims to give the student sufficient background knowledge to be able to understand how features arise in simple atomic and molecular spectra. After a discussion of identical particles, the theory of one electron atoms will be developed from the motion of a particle in a central potential. This will be used as a basis to introduce the central field approximation for a treatment of multi-electron atoms. The course will conclude with a semi-qualitative discussion of diatomic molecules, their modes of excitation and simple molecular properties.

Texts: Eisberg, R.M., & Resnick, R., Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei and Particles, 2nd ed., Wiley, 1985. Eisberg, R.M., Fundamentals of Modern Physics, Wiley.

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