Small Molecule Spectroscopy and Dynamics

The goal of this course is to illustrate the spectroscopy of small molecules in the gas phase: quantum mechanical effective Hamiltonian models for rotational, vibrational, and electronic structure; transition selection rules and relative intensities; diagnostic patterns and experimental methods for the assignment of non-textbook spectra; breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation (spectroscopic perturbations); the stationary phase approximation; nondegenerate and quasidegenerate perturbation theory (van Vleck transformation); qualitative molecular orbital theory (Walsh diagrams); the notation of atomic and molecular spectroscopy.

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University

MIT

Professor

Robert Field

Lectures

38 Lectures

University

MIT

Professor

Robert Field

Lectures

38 Lectures

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Lecture 4

Atoms: 1e



Lecture 6

Many e



Lecture 9

The Born



Lecture 10

The Born



Lecture 11

The Born



Lecture 17

Hund's Cases



Lecture 18

Second



Lecture 22

Asymmetric Top