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Qmic Program Descriptions Appendix H. Qmic Programs

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Excerpt: The Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry (QMIC) programs whose source and executable versions are provided along with the text are designed to be pedagogical in nature; therefore they are not designed with optimization in mind, and could certainly be improved by interested students or instructors. The software is actually a suite of progra ms allowing the student to carry out many different types of abinitio calculations. The student can perform Hartree-Fock, MP2, or ...

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Section 1 Exercise Problems and Solutions

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Excerpt: Review Exercises. Transform (using the coordinate system provided below) the following functions accordingly ...

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Section 2 Exercises Problems and Solutions

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Excerpt: Review Exercises. Draw qualitative shapes of the (1) s, (3) p and (5) d ?tangent sphere atomic orbitals (note that these orbitals represent only the angular portion and d o not contain the radial portion of the hydrogen like atomic wave functions) Indicate with ñ the relative signs of the wave functions and the position(s) (if any) of any nodes.

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Section 3 Exercises Problems and Solutions

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Excerpt: Review Exercises. For the given orbital occupations (configurations) of the following systems, determine all possible states (all possible allowed combinations of spin and space states). There is no need to form the detrimental wave functions simply label each state with its proper term symbol. One method commonly used is Harry Grays ?box method? found in Electrons and Chemical Bonding ...

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Section 4 Exercises Problems and Solutions

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Excerpt: Exercises. // 1. Consider the molecules CCl4, CHCl3, and CH2Cl2. // a. What kind of rotor are they (symmetric top, etc; do not bother with oblate, or near-prolate, etc.) // b. Will they show pure rotational spectra? // c. Assume that ammonia shows a pure rotational spectrum. If the rotational constants are 9.44 and 6.20 cm-1, use the energy expression: // E = (A - B) K2 + B J(J + 1), // to calculate the energies (in cm-1) of the first three lines (i.e., those wi...

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Section 5 Exercises Problems and Solutions

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Excerpt: Exercises. Time dependent perturbation theory provides an expression for the radioactive lifetime of an excited electronic state, given by tR: tR = 3h- 4c3 4(Ei - Ef)3|mfi|2, where i refers to the excited state, f refers to the lower state, and mfi is the transition dipole. a. Evaluate the z-component of the transition dipole for the 2pz 1s transition in a hydrogenic atom of nuclear charge Z, given ...

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Section 6 Exercises Problems and Solutions

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Excerpt: Review Exercises. 1. Contrast Slater type orbitals (STOs) with Gaussian type orbitals (GTOs). Exercises. By expanding the molecular orbitals {fk} as linear combinations of atomic orbitals {cm}, fk = † m cmkcm show how the canonical Hartree-Fock (HF) equations: F fi = ei fj reduce to the matrix eigen value-type equation of the form given in the text ...

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Quantum Mechanics

By: Professor John W. Norbury

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Excerpt: 1 Wave Function 7 // 1.1 Probability Theory 8 // 1.1.1 Mean, Average, Expectation Value. 8 // 1.1.2 Average of a Function 10 // 1.1.3 Mean, Median, Mode 10 // 1.1.4 Standard Deviation and Uncertainty 11 // 1.1.5 Probability Density. 14 // 1.2 Postulates of Quantum Mechanics. 14 // 1.3 Conservation of Probability (Continuity Equation) 19 // 1.3.1 Conservation of Charge. 19 // 1.3.2 Conservation of Probability. 22 // 1.4 Interpretation of the Wave Function 23 // 1...

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Part II Department of Commerce

By: Barry N. Taylor

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Editor?s Note: The number 0.017 202 098 95 appearing in footnote 4 of Table 7 is correct. The number 0.017 207 098 95 that appeared in the original Federal Register notice has been corrected in this online version. We apologize for any inconvenience this typographical error may have caused. The 21st CGPM, 1999, approved the katal, symbol kat, as a special name for the SI derived unit mole per second for the expression of catalytic activity. Thus, there are now 22 SI deri...

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Solutions Manual for Elementary Mechanics & Thermodynamics

By: Professor John W. Norbury

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Classical Electrodynamics

By: Kasper Van Wijk

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Excerpt: Introduction to Electrostatics Electric Fields ...

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The International System of Units

By: Barry N. Taylor

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Foreword: The International System of Units, universally abbreviated SI, is the modern metric system of measurement. Long the dominant system used in science, the SI is rapidly becoming the dominant measurement system used in international commerce. In recognition of this fact and the increasing global nature of the marketplace, the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, which changed the name of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) to the National Institute of...

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Guide for the Use of the International System of Units

By: Barry N. Taylor

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Excerpt: The International System of Units, universally abbreviated SI (from the French Le Systeme International d?Unites ), is the modern metric system of measurement. Long the dominant measurement system used in science, the SI is becoming the dominant measurement system used in international commerce. The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of August 1988 [Public Law (PL) 100-418] changed the name of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) to the National Institute o...

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Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics

By: Gerald Jay Sussman

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Excerpt: The author has spared himself no pains in his endeavour to present the main ideas in the simplest and most intelligible form, and on the whole, in the sequence and connection in which they actually originated. In the interest of clearness, it appeared to me inevitable that I should repeat myself frequently, without paying the slightest attention to the elegance of the presentation. I adhered scrupulously to the precept of that brilliant theoretical physicist L. ...

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Teaching Engineering

By: Phillip C. Wankat

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Excerpt: Teaching Engineering ...

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Obtaining an Academic Position

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Excerpt: This appendix closely follows the article by Wankat and Oreovicz (1983) ? ?The graduate student?s guide to academic job hunting? - with the addition of three more-recent references. To obtain an academic position, candidates go through a series of steps, with the foremost requirement being that they have something to sell: a solid graduate education and good research. They should also know at least three professors well. This first step serves as the basis for t...

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Sample Teaching Course Outline

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Introduction : Teaching Engineering

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Excerpt: It is possible to learn how to teach well. That is the thesis of this book. We want to help new professors get started toward effective, efficient teaching so that they can avoid the ?new professor horror show? in the first class they teach. And by exposing them to a variety of theories and methods, we want to open the door for their growth as educators. Since one goal is immediate and the second is long-term, we have included both immediate how-to procedures an...

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Subject Index

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Excerpt: Absences, 239, 240; Abstract conceptualization, 292, 294; Academic advising, 201-203; See also Advising; Counseling; Academic freedom, 324-326, 341-342; Academic job hunting, 348-352; Accommodation, as cognitive process, 267, 295-296; Accreditation, of programs, 60-62; Accreditation Board for Engineering and; Technology (ABET), 60-62, 169-70, 185; Activating experience, in RET, 29; Active experimentation, 292, 294; Active learning, 7, 290; and tutoring, 198-199;...

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Introduction General Considerations

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Excerpt: Toward the end of the 19th century, many physicists believed that all of the principles of physics had been discovered. The accepted principles, now called classical physics, included laws relating to Newton?s mechanics, Gibbs? thermodynamics, LaGrange?s and Hamilton?s elasticity and hydrodynamics, Maxwell-Boltzmann molecular statistics, and Maxwell?s Equations. However, the discovery that the intensity of blackbody radiation goes to zero, rather than infinity a...

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