Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2005 Brian J. Keay
The long-term goal of this Web site is to make a range of free courseware available on the Internet involving quantum chemistry, laser spectroscopy, material science, and nanoscience. It is also intended that the tutorials eventually be comprehensive and self-contained, so the reader can learn from the tutorial itself whatever background material required to understand the advanced topics. The development of the first tutorial, Topics in Molecular Quantum Mechanics, will first focus on the basics of atomic and molecular structure, and then the basics of atomic and molecular spectroscopy. After the basics have been covered sufficiently well that a student who has studied quantum mechanics at the undergraduate level could follow the material without much difficulty, more advanced topics will be discussed.
The current development schedule for Topics in Molecular Quantum Mechanics (as of 01 March 2005) is as follows:
Complete the chapter entitled Orbital-Dependent Functionals and Exact-Exchange Methods (currently Chapter 7).
Begin development of the chapter entitled Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory (currently Chapter 8).
Computer programs are included with the tutorial to demonstrate various concepts, and equations are encoded in MathML, which can be viewed with a MathML enabled Web browser, such as Mozilla. (If you encounter any difficulties viewing the Web pages, then please see the development notes.) The tutorial is under continuous development (more or less) and errors, omissions, and ambiguities are being corrected on a regular basis. Comments, corrections, suggestions, etc., will be appreciated. The homepage for this document is currently http://www.scienceelearning.org.
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