- 2.4.4-8 Wave functions, Schrodinger equation, 1-D potentials
- 3.2.1 Bohr model
- 3.3.1-2 Hydrogen atom
- 3.4.1-3, 5 Spin, periodic table

The format of the exam will be much like last time -- there will be about 6 problems, you will need to solve 3 or 4 of them. They will be much like homework problems, but somewhat less lengthy (like the easier/mid-level HW problems, I would say, without a ton of tedious math). I'll try to put out some sample problems by the end of Thursday, but in the mean time you can consider the homework sets to be a good study guide.

A couple of things that will very likely show up in some form:

- A 1-D potential (like an infinite well) for which you will need to either find the wave function or calculate an observable quantity like
or - Figuring out the possible emission lines from atomic energy levels, probably in a magnetic field.
- Finding the average radius and most likely radius of a particular orbital of the H atom.
- Finding various things from a potential energy curve for a molecule (like HW9).
*Problems*3.2, 3.4, and 3.8 in your text intrigued me.

*calculator*(i.e., not a cell phone or any network-enabled device). You can feel free to program your calculator in arbitrary ways, however, just no internet or peer-to-peer communication.

Overall: if you've been keeping up with the lectures and understanding the homework, you have nothing to worry about.

will homework #4 be included on this exam?

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ReplyDeleteNope, HW5 and onward.

ReplyDeletewhen will the sample problems be posted?

ReplyDeleteWill hwk 8 solutions be posted before the test?

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