History of Quantum Theory and Intro to DW’s Book

August 31, 2018

This is chapter one of my book proposal Spectroscopy in One Dimension. It traces the modes of useful thought from Descartes to Dirac from simple algrebra to quantum mechanics. Find more content on pchem4all.com

Atomic Orbitals and the Spherical Harmonics

August 30, 2018

Where did the spherical harmonic functions come from and how do they relate to the shapes of the atomic orbitals that we typically draw in chemistry? Also, a bonus question on the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.