This course deals with the microscopic behavior of matter. It presents an introduction to quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics. The course begins with an examination of the key concepts, the basic principles and the formulation of quantum theory and applications to simple systems — the particle in a box, the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor and the hydrogen atom. It continues with a discussion of atomic structure and atomic spectra. The final lectures on quantum chemistry cover applications to chemical bonding including valence bond and molecular orbital theory and molecular structure.
The last part of the course covers elementary statistical mechanics that allows one to study the methodology to calculate macroscopic properties of equilibrium systems from molecular properties.
(English lecturer: Teresa Vilariño)
1. Modifications to the contents
No changes will be done in the contents of the subject.
*Teaching methodologies that are maintained
- Mixed objective/subjective test (included in assessment)
- Supervised projects (with personalized attention) (included in assessment)
*Teaching methodologies that are modified
- Guess lecture /keynote speech. After suspension of face-to-face classes, guess lectures will be held online through MS Teams. The schedule will be kept as before suspension.
- Seminars. After suspension of face-to-face classes, guess lectures will be held online through MS Teams. The schedule will be kept as before suspension.
- Laboratory practice (included in assessment) After suspension of face-to-face classes, the computer sessions in computer lab will be substituted by other virtual learning activities. Tutorial sessions will be held through MS Teams to explain the virtual activities to be carried out by use of Moodle.
- Mixed objective/subjetive test (included in assessment). After suspension of face-to-face classes, an online written test will be done by use of Moodle.
- Personalized attention. After suspensión of face-to-face classes, the mechanisms shown in point 3 will be held.
3. Mechanisms for personalized attention to students
- E-mail: to answer queries or doubts and to request tutorials. At request of the students.
- Moodle: to indicate all the activities to be done for the different methodologies (seminars, supervised projects, practices). In addition, forums will be used to discuss and solve questions and problems related to the contents of the subject. Finally, mixed objective/subjective test will be done online via moodle.
- Teams: face-to faces guess lectures and seminars will continued by synchronous videoconfererences keeping the same teaching schedule. In addition, tutorials at request of students, discussion of supervised projects or any other scheduled activity will be held via MS Teams.
4. Modifications in the evaluation
No changes, apart from the mixed objective/subjective test being done online via moodle.
No changes in evaluation observations.
5. Modifications to the bibliography or webgraphy
Links to available electronic books will be included in Moodle.
(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.