Interaction of radiation with matter: absorption, emission and Raman scattering; symmetry and selection rules. Rotational spectroscopy: molecular rotations, rotational spectra. Vibrational spectroscopy: molecular vibrations and vibrational spectra. Electronic spectroscopy: electronic transitions and electronic spectra; ionization of molecules and photoelectronic spectra. Magnetic resonance: nuclear magnetic resonance, electronic paramagnetic resonance.
1. Explain absorption, stimulated and spontaneous emission as well as scattering of electromagnetic radiation.
2. Explain rigid rotor model for studying molecular rotations. Specify model limitations and improvements. Explain the influence of electric field. Associate theoretical results with determination of structural parameters and selection rules.
3. Associate molecular structure, symmetry and properties with phenomena in rotational spectra of linear, spherical, symmetric and asymmetric rotors.
4. Explain harmonic and anharmonic oscillator models in studying molecular vibrations for diatomic and polyatomic molecules. Explain rotational structure of bands and selection rules.
5. Associate symmetry of molecules with the symmetry of normal modes.
6. Explain electronic states and transitions as well as term symbols for diatomic molecules. Review lasers.
7. Associate molecular structure and properties with nuclear magnetic and electron paramagnetic resonance.
8. Present adequate skills in technical writing and oral presentations.