Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Systems
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
PH2165 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered irregular.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- General catalogue of special courses
- Specific catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||75 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2165 is Philipp Scherer.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Schrödinger equation and wavefunctions
particle in a box
electron structure calculations for molecular systems (LCAO-MO)
transitions between states,
semiclassical curve crossing
time dependent perturbation theory
Fermi's golden rule
After participating, the students are able to apply simple quantum mechanical models to molecular systems to analyse molecular states and transitions
basic quantum mechanics
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VU||4||Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Systems||Scherer, P.||
Learning and Teaching Methods
lecture-style mediation of knowledge
interactive applets visualizing functional dependencies (individual sudies)
extra materials for more details (individual studies)
extra material (additional notes)
P.O.J. Scherer, S.F. Fischer Theoretical Molecular Biophysics
Haken, Wolf Molekülphysik und Quantenchemie
Schwabl, quantum mechanics
Description of exams and course work
In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.
In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.
There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.