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Friday, August 25, 2006
BioBM 331 Lecture 1
Professor Feigenson
In this Blackboard version of the lecture notes, we assume that you have on
hand a copy of the Lecture Guide for reference.
The required text for this course is available at the campus store: Lehninger
Biochemistry, 4th edition.
The Lecture Guide (LG) is available only at
Kraftees
in Collegetown.
If the LG is not available,
ask Kraftees to make another copy
for you
.
The LG is invaluable to the course, and you MUST purchase one.
(Bring it to class daily).
Included with the LG is a CD that you will use.
Notice pp 45 show the approximate sequence of lecture and problem
assignments.
Use the reading assignments to stay ahead of the lectures, if
possible.
The problem assignments are also shown, but will be confirmed in
class for each week, because changes are possible depending upon lecture
pace.
If you have not had organic chemistry, please speak to Professor Feigenson.
The grading system will be based on
weekly
Wednesday quizzes, a midterm
exam on Thursday 10/19 and a
comprehensive
final exam on Thursday 12/7.
Quizzes are once a week  every Wednesday beginning on September 6.
They
will be the
first fifteen minutes
of each Wednesday lecture period.
Details of
the grading system will be discussed in class on Monday.
This Friday 8/25 there will be a meeting of randomly selected students with
Professor Feigenson.
The prof invites these students to meet with him in the
afternoon 1:25 – 2:15PM in Comstock B106.
This meeting is
not at all required
,
but it will be useful to many, because
we will decide on the grading system.
There are three totally optional review sessions each week, starting Monday 9/4,
the week of the first quiz.
The first one, 4 – 5PM, will be a review of the lectures
that are to be covered on the quiz.
A review session in Rockefeller 132 on
Mondays 5:306:30 PM and another in Rockefeller 112 Tuesdays 3:15  4:15PM
are both focused on solving the homework problems and last year’s quiz.
Next week,
only Prof. Feigenson
will hold his regular office hours: Thursday,
10AMnoon, in 201 Biotech.
Normal office hours will start Monday 9/4.
There will be “virtual office hours,” where you can email questions to the following
address:
bio331@cornell.edu
Now let’s talk about the subject of this course: the way in which the matter and
the reactions of life are organized.
Appreciation of any subject can be enhanced
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View Full Documentwhen we trace that subject back in time.
We start off with the origin of all
organization, the Big Bang.
Theories for the organization of matter are good for
short times after the Big Bang: apparently, matter was already organized within
10
13
seconds.
The way that matter is organized—the patterns we see in the
structure of galaxies or hurricanes or a whirlpool—depend generally on the type
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