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CH3712   Quantum Theory of Atoms, Molecules and Solids

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module builds on 'Quantum Theory of Atoms, Molecules and Solids. Part I' given in CH2701. It provides an introduction to further, basic concepts of quantum mechanics that are an essential part of the description of the electronic structures of atoms, molecules and solids. While the module is mathematically based, the emphasis throughout is on the physical and chemical implications of the mathematical results and how this provides a coherent, quantitative framework for understanding the beauty and complexities of the electronic structure of atoms, molecules and solids.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CH2701 and pass at least 1 module from {CH2501, CH2601, CH2603}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 - 3 lectures per week over 5 - 7 weeks (Weeks 1-7) and 2 - 3 tutorials in total.

Scheduled learning hours: 17

Guided independent study hours: 83

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr F D Morrison, Dr G Haehner