KJM9610 – Properties of Molecules
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
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.
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 to the course
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.
Recommended previous knowledge
KJM2601 – Fysikalsk kjemi II - kvantekjemi og spektroskopi, KJM5600 – Quantum Chemistry, and at least MAT1001 – Mathematics 1 (discontinued) or MAT1050 – Mathematics for Applications 1 in mathematics.
- 10 credits overlap with KJM5610 – Properties of Molecules.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
Final 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.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: KJM5610 – Properties of Molecules.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: