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Course syllabus N421T0_4I - Group Theory and Symmetry (FCFT - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Course unit code: N421T0_4I
Course unit title: Group Theory and Symmetry
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)
seminar1 hour weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 4
Recommended semester/trimester: Technical Chemistry - master (semi-compulsory), 1. semester
Technical Chemistry - master (semi-compulsory), 1. semester
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
The notation is defined by the currently valid study regulations at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
To inform students about the basics of linear algebra, manipulations with linear operators, basic terms of group theory, and the consequences of molecular symmetry on physical and chemical properties of molecules. Students acquaire to classify the molecules according to their symmetry, to work with character tables and to use the obtained knowledge in chemical praxis.
Course contents:
Repetition (determinants, function expansion into series). Linear space. Linear operators and their properties. Characteristic problem. Spectral expansion and function of operator. Projection operators. Variation solution of a characteristic problem. Symmetry elements and operations. Some direct consequences of symmetry (optical activity, dipole moment, NMR spectra). Molecule classification by symmetry. Character tables of symmetry point groups. Vanishing integrals and orbital overlap. Selection rules for spectral transitions.
Recommended or required reading:
ATKINS, P. Fyzikálna chémia. Bratislava: Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, 1999. 334 p.
ATKINS, P W. Physical Chemistry. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1990. 995 p. ISBN 0-19-855284-X.
ATKINS, P W. Student's solutions manual for Physical Chemistry. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave FCHPT, 2002. 429 p. ISBN 80-227-1724-X.

Language of instruction: slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 29

34,5 %31,0 %27,6 %3,4 %3,5 %0 %
Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Martin Breza, CSc. (person responsible for course) - slovak, english
Last modification: 29. 1. 2019
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Martin Breza, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 01/29/2019.

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