KEB-65056 Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry, 6 cr

Additional information

The course is an introduction to quantum chemistry and spectroscopy. It is intended for graduate and post graduate students, and includes subjects from quantum mechanics basics to vibrational, rotations and electronic spectroscopies and molecular modeling.
The course is given in English, and will be delivered in autumn 2017.
Suitable for postgraduate studies. The implementation will not be executed during the academic year 2018-2019.

Person responsible

Nikolai Tkachenko


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
KEB-65056 2018-01 - Nikolai Tkachenko
Solving problems during the course and passing the final examination

Learning Outcomes

knowledge of principles of quantum chemistry, and fundamentals of light-matter interactions; understanding of the origin of electronic spectra of atoms and vibrational, rotational and electronic spectra of molecules;


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Fundamentals of quantum mechanics.     
2. Vibrational and rotations spectroscopies.     
3. Electronic spectroscopy of hydrogen atom and many-electron atoms.     
4. Chemical bonding and molecular structures.     
5. Electronic spectroscopy and computational chemistry.     

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy   Thomas Engel   978-0-321-63781-9       No   
Lecture slides   Spectroscopy   Nikolai Tkachenko       lecture slides will be available from the course Moodle page   No   


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
KEB-62100 Orgaaninen kemia 1 Advisable   1
KEB-62210 Fysikaalinen kemia 1 Mandatory   2
KEB-62220 Fysikaalinen kemia 2 Mandatory   3

1 . KEM-2100 Orgaaninen kemia

2 . KEM-2210 Fysikaalinen kemia 1

3 . KEM-2220 Fysikaalinen kemia 2

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
KEB-65056 Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry, 6 cr KEM-5050 Spectroscopy, 6 cr  
KEB-65056 Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry, 6 cr KEM-5056 Spectroscopy, 6 cr  
KEB-65056 Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry, 6 cr KEB-65057 Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry, 5 cr  

Updated by: Vuorimaa-Laukkanen Elina, 18.09.2018