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CHEM 311: Physical Chemistry I

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F6

This is an upper level course that explores the interface of Physics and Chemistry. Calculus, group theory and matrix algebra are used extensively in deriving chemical concepts. Derivatives, integration, programming, matrix algebra and basic group theory are required to complete assignments.

An introduction to quantum mechanics and spectroscopy as applied to molecules and small molecular clusters. Includes discussion of NMR, lasers, and ab initio calculations.

Co-requisites: PHYS 109 or PHYS 111

Prerequisites: Analytical Chemistry with Lab Calculus I,