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Course content

The course gives an introduction to the theoretical foundation for the study of molecular properties. The course serves as a background for students in quantum chemistry, for students that use quantum chemical calculations in connection with experimental work and for students who would like to understand the theoretical foundation for the spectroscopic properties.

Learning outcome

When you have completed this course:

  • you understand the theoretical foundation of rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra
  • you understand the theoretical foundation of the electrical and magnetic properties of molecules
  • you are familiar with time-dependent perturbation theory
  • you know the principles of NMR and ESR spectroscopies
  • you can compile and give a seminar on a topic related to the course

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Overlapping courses

Teaching

The course comprises 45 hours of lectures and 30 hours of exercises. You also have to compile and give a seminar on a topic which you choose in agreement with the person responsible for the course. The seminar must be approved before you can attend the exam.

The first lecture is mandatory. If you are unable to join, the Expedition Office has to be informed in advance (phone 22 85 54 46 e-mail ekspedisjonen@kjemi.uio.no). If you fail to register as an active student for the course in either of these ways, you will loose the access to the course for the given semester.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.

Examination

Oral examination counts 100 % of final grade. You also have to compile and give a seminar on a topic which you choose in agreement with the person responsible for the course. The seminar must be approved before you can attend the exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Every spring

Teaching may be cancelled if less than 5 students apply. It will still be possible for students to complete compulsory activities and exam if they wish.

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)

English if requested by English-speaking students, otherwise Norwegian.