University of Southern California

2016 Fall-CHEM 544: Introduction to Quantum Chemistry


This class provides an introduction to the basic principles of quantum mechanics and their applications to chemistry. A mathematics background substantially beyond proficiency in calculus (integration, differentiation, series), matrix representations, and linear algebra should not be necessary.
  • Textbook: Molecular Quantum Mechanics, Atkins and Friedman, 5th Edition.

  • Midterm 1 will be held at 9-10 am on Oct. 13, Thursday at SGM 307. The midterm 1 covers Chapter 1 (all) and Chapter 2 (2.1-2.13). Open book exam.
  • Midterm 2 will be held at 9-10 am on Nov. 10, Thursday at SGM 307. The midterm 2 covers from Chapter 1 (all) to Chapter 3 (all). Open book exam.
  • Final exam will be held at 10-12 am on Dec. 9, Thursday at SGM 307. The final covers all contents of Chapter 1-4. Open book exam.

    Supplemental materials
    • None

  • Instructor: Prof. Susumu Takahashi
    Office: LJS 152, TEL: (213) 821-3187

    Lecture: Tue. and Thu. 9:00-10:20 am (SGM 307)
    Discussion: Fri. 11:00-11:50 am (SGM 307)

    Office hour: 1-2 pm Wednesday or by appointment (LJS 152)

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