# Teaching

Here you can download .pdf files of the lecture notes and problems for the Reaction Kinetics lecture course
(first year, Hilary term), the third year options lectures on Astrochemistry (Fundamentals of Atmospheric and Astrochemistry,
Lectures 6-8), and Reaction Dynamics (Lectures 1-4), and the courses I used to teach on 'Properties of Gases' (first year, immediately before kinetics) and Symmetry and Group Theory (second year, Michaelmas term). You can also find current and past
sets of tutorial problems for Hertford College students, and various handouts containing some extra notes on a few
random topics from the physical chemistry course.
### Lecture courses

#### Kinetics

Reaction Kinetics lecture notes

Kinetics lecture course problems

Old Kinetics lecture course problems (pre 2008)

#### Fundamentals of Atmospheric Chemistry and Astrochemistry

Astrochemistry lecture notes

Lecture course problems

Answers to lecture course problems

#### Reaction Dynamics

Reaction Dynamics lecture notes (lectures 1-4)

Lecture course problems

#### Symmetry I

Lecture notes and problems

Lecture course problems

#### Properties of Gases

Properties of Gases lecture notes

Properties of Gases lecture course problems

Old Properties of Gases lecture course problems (pre 2008)

Program
for exploring the Maxwell Boltzmann distribution
(This is a Windows program written using a software package called
LabVIEW. Before you can run it, you will need to install the LabVIEW 7.0
runtime engine, available here. Once you have loaded the program, click the "Run
Continuously" double arrow at the top left of the screen and you should be
good to go.)

### Tutorial Problem Sheets

Please check before each tutorial whether you should do problems from this website or problems handed
out during the lectures. For some courses we'll use the problems below for the tutorials. For others we'll
use the lecture course problems for the tutorial and you can use the problems below for revision purposes or extra practice.
#### First year

Units and Dimensions

Thermodynamics I

Thermodynamics II

Quantum Mechanics I

Quantum Mechanics II

Kinetics I

#### Second year

Quantum Mechanics III

Kinetics II

Statistical Mechanics I

Valence

Molecular Energy Levels

Molecular Spectroscopy

Transition State Theory

#### Third year

For all of the third year tutorials, we will use the lecture course problems. The following problem sets can be used for extra practice in any of the relevant subject areas (apologies for the tacky font - these were prepared some time ago when Comic Sans was all the rage!)

Thermodynamics III

Statistical Mechanics II

Modern Liquid Kinetics

NMR (Revision)

Photochemistry

Atmospheric Chemistry

Molecular Interactions

Electrochemistry and Interfacial Kinetics

Reaction Dynamics

Advanced NMR

Advanced Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy

Advanced Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics

Advanced Photochemistry and Atmospheric Chemistry

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

### Additional Notes

Quantum Numbers for Diatomic Molecules

Variation Principle and Huckel Molecular Orbital Theory

Theories of Unimolecular Reactions

Kinetics of Reactions at Surfaces

Introduction to Reaction Dynamics

Einstein and Debye heat capacities of solids

Low Energy Electron Diffraction

Equilibrium Constants 'Cheat Sheet'

Predicting Spin-Spin Coupling in NMR

Molecular Energy Levels / Spectroscopy

Transition State Theory

Photoelectric effect

Reflection and refraction of light

Collisions

The Equipartition Theorem

### Research Students

Some of these notes might be useful for Part II and D.Phil.
students in my group.

Extracting alignment and orientation information from velocity-map ion images.

LabView program to determine optical cavity stability.

LabView program to calculate the refractive index of water as a function of wavelength, temperature and pressure.