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Course Notes
59-341 Symmetry & Spectroscopy Winter 2005 - Course Notes

Email rschurko@uwindsor.ca for password access to these notes. Visiting students and academics from other universities, as well as students thinking about taking this course - please send me an email: rschurko@uwindsor.ca if you would like the password to access these notes.

All reading assignments refer to Atkins 6th or 7th Edition, unless otherwise noted.
All problems correspond to Atkins 6th Edition.

# Date Title Reading Problems
0 Jan. 10-14 Introduction to Spectroscopy n/a n/a
1 Jan. 10-14 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 11.1, 11.2 Ex. 11.2, 11.4, 11.5, 11.6, 11.7
2 Jan. 10-14 Schroedinger Equation & the Born Interpretation 11.3, 11.4 Ex. 11.8, 11.9, 11.10, 11.12, 11.14, 11.15, 11.16.  Prob. 1.8.
3 Jan. 10-14 Meaning of Wavefunctions; Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle 11.5, 11.6 Prob. 11.10, 11.12, 11.13, 11.19
4 Jan. 17-21 Applications of the Schroedinger Equation to Hydrogen Emission Spectra 13.1, 13.2, 13.3 Prob. 11.16
Ex. 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.4, 13.6
Examples 13.2 and 13.3
5 Jan. 17-21 Angular Momentum 12.6-12.8, 13.10 Ex. 13.7
Ex. 12.14, 12.15, 12.16
Prob. 12.15, 12.17, 12.19
6 Jan 17-21 Schroedinger Equation and Different Types of Motion 12.6, 16.4 (first part - rot.)
12.4, 12.5 (vib.)
12.1, 12.2 (trans.)
PIOB: Ex. 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4,12.5
RR: Ex. 16.2, 16.3,16.4
SHO: Ex. 12.7, 12.8, 12.9, 12.10, 12.12, 12.13
7 Jan. 24-28 Interaction of Radiation with Matter
Fixed pages: 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13 & 20
16.1-16.3 Ex. 16.1, 16.16, 16.17,16.18, 16.19, 16.20
8 Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 General Experimental Methods in Spectroscopy n/a Please study notes
9 Feb. 4 Introduction to Group Theory 15.1, 15.2 Ex. 15.1, 15.2, 15.8, 15.9, 15.10
10 Feb. 4 - 7 Character Tables & Vibrational Spectroscopy 15.3, parts of 15.4, 15.5, 16.15 Ex. 15.5, 16.12
11 Feb. 9 - 11 Consequences of Symmetry 15.4, 15.5, 15.6 Ex. 15.3, 15.4, 15.6, 15.11, 15.12, 15.13, 15.14
Try examples 15.6, 15.7
12 Feb. 14 - 16 Rotational Spectroscopy 16.4-16.6 Ex. 16.5, 16.6, 16.13
Prob. 16.3, 16.14, 16.20; Example16.2 p. 467
13 Feb.16 - 18 Rotational Raman Spectroscopy & Structural Determination 16.7-16.8 Ex. 16.7, 16.8, 16.15, 16.24
Example 16.4, p. 473
14 Feb. 21 - 23 Introduction to Vibrational Spectroscopy: Diatomics 16.9-16.13 Ex. 16.10, 16.11, 16.14, 16.20, 16.21, 16.22, 16.23
Study Week
15 Feb. 25 -28 Vibrational Spectra of Polyatomics & Vibrational Selection Rules 16.14-16.16 16.26, 16.27
16 Mar. 7 - 11 Vibrational Spectra of Polyatomics, Part II TBA TBA (assignment #2)
17 Mar. 14-16 Electronic Spectroscopy of Atoms 13.2 - 13.10 Ex. 13.8, 13.9, 13.11, 13.14, 13.15, 13.16, 13.17, 13.18, 13.19
18 Mar. 18 Electronic Spectroscopy of Atoms: Some Examples 13.2 - 13.10 Ex. 13.13
19 Mar. 21 - 23 Electronic Spectroscopy of Molecules: MO Theory & Selection Rules 14.4-14.7 Ex. 14.1, 14.2, 14.3, 14.6, 14.7
20 Mar. 23 - 25 Electronic Spectra & Fate of Excited Electronic States Chapter 17 Electronic Spectra of Molecules Practice Problems
21 Mar. 28 - 30, Apr. 1 Electronic Spectroscopy of Polyatomics Chapter 17 Electronic Spectra of Molecules Practice Problems
22 Apr. 4 - 8 Lasers 17.6 - 17.8 Know 3-level & 4-level laser models
23 Apr. 11-15 Photoelectron Spectroscopy (PES) 17.8-17.10 (6th ed.) PES Problems and Solutions
24 Not covered Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) TBA TBA
    Final Exam Comprehensive, Focus on Lectures 15-22 Room 2130 Erie Hall, 9:00 a.m.

End of material at lecture 23.

If you find any mistakes or questionable equations/ideas in your notes, please email me and I will correct the notes ASAP.

Course outline and notes for Winter 2004.

Last Updated Monday January 09, 2006
Copyright Rob Schurko 2002-2006.