# Calendar

5.76 includes supplemental lectures as indicated by the (S) symbol.

LEC # | TOPICS |
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0 | General information |

1 | Matrices are useful in spectroscopic theory |

1 (S) | Spectroscopic notation, good quantum numbers, perturbation theory and secular equations, non-orthonormal basis sets, transformation of matrix elements of any operator into perturbed basis set |

2 | Coupled harmonic oscillators: Truncation of an infinite matrix |

2 (S) | Matrix solution of harmonic oscillator problem, derivation of heisenberg equation of motion, matrix elements of any function of X and P |

3 | Coupled harmonic oscillators (part II) and atoms |

3 (S) | Anharmonic oscillator, vibration-rotation interaction, energy levels of a vibrating rotor |

4 | How do we get information about V(Q) from molecular constants? |

4 (S) | Construction of potential curves by the rydberg-klein-rees method |

5 | Atoms: 1e- and alkali |

6 | Alkali and many e- atomic spectra |

7 | Many e- atoms |

8 | How to assign an atomic spectrum |

9 | The Born-Oppenheimer approximation |

9 (S) | Excerpts from the spectra and dynamics of diatomic molecules |

10 | The Born-Oppenheimer approach to transitions |

11 | Transitions II |

11 (S) | Magnetic and electric effects, related papers |

12 | Pictures of spectra and notation |

13 | Rotational assignment of diatomic electronic spectra I |

13 (S) | Drexium monoxide |

14 | Laser schemes for rotational assignment first lines for Ω', Ω" assignments |

15 |
Definition of angular momenta and | A α M Evaluation of |

15 (S) | Rotation and angular momenta |

16 | ^{2}∏ and ^{2}∑ Matrices |

17 | Parity and e/f basis for ^{2}∏, ^{2}∑^{±} |

18 | Hund's cases: ^{2}∏, ^{2}∑^{±} Examples |

18 (S) | Energy level structure of ^{2}∏ and ^{2}∑ states, matrix elements for ^{2}∏ and ^{2}∑ including ∏ ~ ∑ perturbation, parity |

19 | Perturbations |

19 (S) | A model for the perturbations and fine structure of the ∏ states of CO, factorization of perturbation parameters, the electronic perturbation parameters |

20 | Second-order effects |

20 (S) | Second-order effects: Centrifugal distortion and Λ-doubling |

21 | Rotation of polyatomic molecules I |

21 (S) | Coefficients for energy levels of a slightly asymmetric top, energy levels of a rigid rotor, transition strengths for rotational transitions |

22 | Asymmetric top |

23 | Pure rotation spectra of polyatomic molecules |

23 (S) | Energy levels of a rigid rotor, energy levels of an asymmetric rotor |

24 | Polyatomic vibrations: Normal mode calculations |

25 | Polyatomic vibrations II: s-Vectors, G-matrix, and Eckart condition |

26 | Polyatomic vibrations III: s-vectors and H_{2}O |

27 | Polyatomic vibrations IV: Symmetry |

28 | Normal↔local modes, High-overtone spectra |

28 (S) | Summaries of articles by K. Lehmann, B. C. Smith, J. S. Winn, K. Lehmann, W. Klemperer, and M. S. Child and R. T. Lawton |

29 | A Sprint through group theory |

30 | What is in a character table and how do we use it? |

30 (S) | Symmetry operations |

31 | Electronic spectra of polyatomic molecules |

31 (S) | Excerpts of articles by K. Keith Innes, G. W. King, C. K. Ingold, M. Bogey, H. Bolvin, C. Demuynck, and J. L. Destombes |

32 | The transition |

33 | Vibronic coupling |

34 | Wavepacket dynamics |

34 (S) | Abstract of article by M. Bixon and J. Jortner |

35 | Finish wavepacket dynamics |

36 | CNPI group theory |

36 (S) | C_{2}H_{2} has many isomeric forms |

37 | Laser double resonance studies of electronic spectroscopy and vibrational state mixing in highly vibrationally excited C_{2}H_{2} |

38 | Laser double resonance studies of Ã^{1}A_{u} C_{2}H_{2} |