In this class we will review the theoretical foundations of quantum mechanics as well as undergo practical investigations of real-world chemical problems using modern quantum chemical software. Topics include methods in first principles simulations such as Hartree-Fock, perturbation theory, configuration interaction, coupled cluster and density functional theories in addition to more approximate methods such as semi-empirical approaches and molecular mechanics force fields. Three lecture hours a week. 06-09-2018-29-11-2018 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 11:30AM - 12:45PM, Irving Chemistry Ctr, Room 202