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  • Applications of Harmonic Oscillator for Diatomic Molecules

    By Zahia Clemmons, Kat Zelaya-Cordova Faculty Mentor: Leanna Giancarlo Abstract In classical mechanics, atoms are treated as point masses connected by spring-like bondsthat obey Hooke’s law, which states that the restorative force of a system is proportional to the displacement as a mass oscillates about its equilibrium distance.1,2 The quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator is derived…