Course Review: CH 560

CH560: Quantum Chemistry

~ By Valay A

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Credits

6

During which semester & year you took the course ?

Spring Semester 2018-19

Course Instructor

Prof. Achintya Datta, Prof. Rahul Maitra

What grade was awarded to you?

BB

Course Difficulty (On a scale of 1 to 5)

3

Comment on the grading done by the professor in your opinion?

Moderate

What was the Attendance Policy?

Not compulsory, but gets difficult without attending lectures.

Pre-Requisites?

Hartree-Fock, Second-Quantization. CH425

This Course evaluation comprises of

Usual tests, midsem (30), assignments (20), endsem(50)

What are the topics covered in the course?

Hartree Fock, Roothan Equations, Basis Sets, STO-GTO, MP2, Brillouin’s Theorem, Diagrammatic understanding of MP2. Coupled Cluster (CC) if time permits.

How were the Lectures for this course?

All chalkboard teaching, fairly engaging and mathematically heavy

How were the Exams for this course?

Usually easy if you follow lectures, difficult to do with one-night study. Many topics take time to understand, and exams are easy to do if you regularly work through

How are the Assignments & Projects for this course?

Fairly easy

Any tips for the junta to perform well in the course?

Have interest in Quantum Chemistry, be comfortable with a bit of math

References used in this course:

Szabo-Ostlund’s Quantum Chemistry: Almost all of the course is covered from here.

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