TKJ4170 - Quantum Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 30/100 ALLE
Oral examination 70/100 ALLE

Course content

- Schrödinger equation
- Angular momentum theory
- Born-Oppenheimer approximation
- Group theory
- Variational theory
- Perturbation theory
- The Hartree-Fock model
- Correlation wave function models
- Density functional theory
- Optical and electric molecular properties

Learning outcome

After finishing the course, the student will be required to
- accout for theory of angular momentum theory for orbitals and electrons, and describe both coupled and uncoupled representation
- account for the Born-Oppenheimer approximation
- account for approximation methods such as variational theory and perturbation theory, and explain qualitative differences between these
-account for central many-electron wave function models and explain important differences between these
- explain fundamental principles of density functional theory
- evaluate which method would be suitable for a given chemical problem
- account for computing optical and electric molecular properties

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, written exercises, and three computational exercises during the semester. The computational exercises are to be finalized in a report that counts for 30% of the grade. A final oral examination counts for 70% of the grade.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assesment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final oral exam (70%) and report (30%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

If there is a re-sit examination only the oral exam is reapeated.

Course materials

Is given in the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KJ3040 7.5 01.08.2006
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Approved report 30/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 70/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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