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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 3890 - Honors Physical Chemistry I


(PBS-AS)      
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: MATH 2130  or MATH 2310  or MATH 2220 ; PHYS 2208 ; CHEM 2080  or permission of instructor.

N. Ananth.

CHEM 3890 is an introduction to the quantum mechanics of atoms and molecules. The fundamental principles of quantum mechanics are introduced, and applications of the theory to atomic and molecular structure are covered in detail. CHEM 3900  is a continuation of CHEM 3890 and discusses the thermodynamic behavior of macroscopic systems in the context of quantum and statistical mechanics. After an introduction to the behavior of ensembles of quantum mechanical particles (statistical mechanics), kinetic theory and the laws of thermodynamics are covered in detail.



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