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PHY358H1
Atoms, Molecules and Solids

Official description

Quantum theory of atoms, molecules, and solids; variational principle and perturbation theory; hydrogen and helium atoms; exchange and correlation energies; multielectron atoms; simple molecules; bonding and antibonding orbitals; rotation and vibration of molecules; crystal binding; electron in a periodic potential; reciprocal lattice; Bloch's theorem; nearly-free electron model; Kronig-Penney model; energy bands; metals, semiconductors, and insulators; Fermi surfaces.

Prerequisite
PHY356H1
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
n.a.
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            ['Quantum States of Atoms, Molecules and Solids by M. A. Morrison, et al.', 'This is out of print.  It is a custom courseware.']
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY358H1
session
winter
year of study
3rd year
time and location
24L: LEC0101, LEC2001: TR1, all Lectures in Room: MP134 12T: TUT0101: F12, Room: MP137
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

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Online - Synchronous
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Asynchronous
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