Collums, Kenna (2014) The Matrix Method of Linear Dichroism. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Sandra Spiroff from Mathematics, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract
This thesis discusses linear dichroism, and in particular the matrix method behind the spectroscopic technique. Linear dichroism uses the difference in the absorption of light that is parallel to the orientation axis and the absorption of light that is perpendicular to the orientation axis. From this process, the structure and function of molecules can be studied. The matrix method diagonalizes a Hamiltonian matrix with a unitary matrix. This Hamiltonian matrix is constructed from the transition energies, which are the diagonal elements, and coupling energies, which are offdiagonal elements.
Item Type:  Thesis (Undergraduate) 

Creators:  Collums, Kenna 
Student's Degree Program(s):  B.S. in Mathematics 
Thesis Advisor:  Sandra Spiroff 
Thesis Advisor's Department:  Mathematics 
Institution:  The University of Mississippi 
Subjects:  Q Science > QA Mathematics 
Depositing User:  Kenna Collums 
Date Deposited:  13 May 2014 14:32 
Last Modified:  13 May 2014 14:32 
URI:  http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/211 
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