CHEM 7940

CHEM 7940

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This is a course in time-dependent quantum mechanics that is concerned with the interaction of molecules with continuous-wave and pulsed irradiation.  The concepts covered in the course are an excellent starting point for a first principles understanding quantum computing.  Topics include: the density matrix; unitary time evolution, the evolution operator, two-level systems; non-unitary evolution, correlation functions, relaxation, dephasing processes, Bloch equations; time-dependent perturbation theory, average Hamiltonian theory, Fermi's Golden rule; multi-dimensional time-domain spectroscopy; Marcus-Jortner theory of electron transfer; electromagnetic radiation interacting with matter, Einstein coefficients, second quantization, stimulated emission, spontaneous emission, quantum optics.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: CHEM 7930 and CHEM 7870.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7137 CHEM 7940   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person