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Skills you will gain

Mechanical EngineeringChemistryQuantum Mechanics

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Advanced Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: Three weeks of content. Six to nine hours per week, including studying....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to quantum mechanics

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 35 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
A Short History of Quantum Mechanics9m
The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics9m
The Stationary Wave Equation6m
4 readings
Quantum Mechanics and the Structure of Matter10m
A Short History of Quantum Mechanics10m
The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics10m
The Stationary Wave Equation10m
1 practice exercise
Problem 4.110m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Simple Solutions of the Wave Equation

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 46 min), 4 readings
4 videos
Internal Motion: Radial and Angular Motion7m
The Hydrogenic Atom9m
The Diatomic Molecule18m
4 readings
The Particle in a Box10m
Internal Motion: Radial and Angular Motion10m
The Hydrogenic Atom10m
The Diatomic Molecule10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Real Atomic and Molecular Behavior

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 59 min), 6 readings
6 videos
The Pauli Exclusion Principle4m
Multi-Electron Atoms13m
Diatomic Molecules: Real Behavior8m
Polyatomic Molecules12m
Numerical Methods for Solving the Wave Equation13m
6 readings
Real Atoms10m
The Pauli Exclusion Principle10m
Multi-Electron Atoms10m
Diatomic Molecules: Real Behavior10m
Polyatomic Molecules10m
Numerical Methods for Solving the Wave Equation10m

Instructor

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John W. Daily 

Professor
Mechanical Engineering

About University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Statistical Thermodynamics Specialization

This specialization is designed for those working in advanced fields such as combustion, high temperature gas dynamics, environmental sciences, or materials processing, or someone who wishes to build a background for understanding advanced experimental diagnostic techniques in these or similar fields....
Statistical Thermodynamics

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