Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Chemistry Program
Lecture Code WSD01000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 物理化学概論
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Introduction to Physical Chemistry
サイトウ ケンイチ,コウグチ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon3-4,Thur1-2:SCI E211
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Chemistry
Eligible Students Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering(Master's Course), Graduate School of Science(Department of Chemistry)
Keywords Condensed Phase, Solid-state Physics, Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy 
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Class Objectives
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Understand the fundamental items on the interactions of atoms and molecules in condensed phase and mass spectrometry in the field of physical chemistry on a graduate school level, and acquire the knowledge for application to the front-line study. 
Class Schedule <lessons 1-7: Saitow> Condensed phase: properties and structure
lesson 1 Condensation and Equation of state
lesson 2 Equation of state and intermolecular potential
lesson 3 Inside of intermolecular potential
lesson 4 Intermolecular interactions and chemical bondings in solids
lesson 5 Chemical bondings in solids and electronic state in solid
lesson 6 Electronic state and density of state
lesson 7 Electronic state and band structure
<lessons 8-14: Kohguchi> Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
lesson 8 Bohr orbital, Electronic enegies of atoms
lesson 9 Atomic spectra, Selection rules
lesson 10 Rotational energies of diatomic molecules
lesson 11 Vibrational energies of diatomic molecules
lesson 12 Vibrational spectra (dipole transition, Raman scattering), Selection rules
lesson 13 Electronic spectra
lesson 14 Transition dipole moment, Selection rules, Franck-Condon factor 
P. Atkins and J. de Paula, Physical Chemistry, 8th ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006.
D. A. McQuarrie and J. D. Simon, Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, Univ Science Books, 1997.
H. Ibach and H. Lüth, Solid-State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science, 4th ed., Springer, 2009.
P. Atkins and R. Friedman, Molecular Quantum Mechanics, 5th ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011.
P. F. Bernath, Spectra of Atoms and Molecules, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015.  
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Review the details of physical chemistry studied in the undergraduate course. 
Requirements This is a required subject.  Practice problems and/or quiz will be assigned as needed. 
Grading Method Practice problems and/or quiz will be assigned as needed to promote a better understanding. Grade is evaluated comprehensively on the basis of the quiz and papers. 
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Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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