Sept. 7  Review of
basic concepts in kinetics 
Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.5 
Sept. 10  The
singleparticle timeindependent Schrödinger equation 

Sept. 12  Moving
on from the single particle 

Sept. 14  Time
dependence in quantum mechanics


Sept. 17 
The Boltzmann distribution 
Section 10.6.1, Appendix 1 
Sept. 19 
Further studies of the Boltzmann distribution 

Sept. 21 
Statistical treatment of equilibrium 

Sept. 21 
Simple collision theory 
Section 8.1.1 
Sept. 24 
Generalizing collision theory

Sections 6.1, 6.2 and 8.1.2 
Sept. 26 
Introduction to potential energy surfaces 
Sections 7.1, 7.5, 7.6, 7.9, 7.10 
Sept. 28 
Experimental chemical dynamics 
Sections 9.1, 9.2 
Oct. 1 
Transitionstate theory: The thermodynamic formalism 
Sections 10.2, 10.5 
Oct. 3 
Transitionstate theory: Examples 
Sections 10.6.2, 10.6.4 
Oct. 5 
Transitionstate theory: Evaluation 
Sections 10.4, 10.10 
Oct. 15 
Variational transitionstate theory and the fate of the products 
Sections 9.4, 10.8 
Oct. 17 
Unimolecular reactions in the gas phase: The Lindemann mechanism 
Section 2.2.1 and pages 324–326, 334–336 
Oct. 19 
Unimolecular reactions in the gas phase: LindemannHinshelwood
theory 
Pages 336–338 
Oct. 22 
Unimolecular reactions in the gas phase: RRK
theory 
Section 11.5 and my
notes on RRK theory 
Oct. 24 
Unimolecular reactions in the gas phase: RRKM
theory 
Sections 11.6–11.8 and 11.11 
Oct. 26 
The master equation 
Pages 282–286 
Oct. 29 
Master equations and rates of reaction 

Oct. 31 
The chemical master equation 
Roussel and Zhu (2007), section 2 
Nov. 5 
The chemical master equation: Stationary distributions 

Nov. 7 
Relationship between the chemical master equation and massaction
kinetics 

Nov. 9 
The Gillespie stochastic simulation algorithm

Gillespie
(1977) 
Nov. 19 
Diffusion 

Nov. 21 
Further developments of diffusion theory 
Section 4.2.1 
Nov. 23 
Diffusioninfluenced reactions, Part I 
Sections 4.2.2 and 4.3 
Nov. 26 
Diffusioninfluenced reactions, Part II 
Section 4.4 
Nov. 28 
Transitionstate theory in the solution phase 
Sections 12.1.1, 12.1.2 
Nov. 30 
Kramers theory 
Section 12.2 
Dec. 3 
Heterogeneous kinetics: Gases and surfaces 
Sections 12.3.1 and 12.3.4 