CHEM471 - Biochem 471/Chem 471 - Fall 2008 MWF 10:10 A.M.,...

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Page 1 of 3 Biochem 471/Chem 471 - Fall 2008 MWF 10:10 A.M., 227 Chenoweth Lab Instructor: David Gross, LGRT 824 Office hours: 1:30-3:00 W and Th or by arrangement. Phone: 545-3170, E-mail: TA: Jacob Harvey Office hours: 12:30-2:00 M and F Phone: , Email: Course Website URL: T EXTBOOK : David Gross, Physical Chemistry: Applications in the Life Sciences (electronic text available free via the OWL system) The text for the course is a new electronic textbook linked to the UMass OWL system. It is in draft form and is being continually revised, but will be the reference text for the course. If you would like a hardcover book for reference purposes, Tinoco, Sauer, Wang & Puglisi, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Principles and Applications in Biological Sciences (4th Ed., Prentice Hall) is available in the bookstores as an optional text. It is also available on reserve at the DuBois library. Goals and Expectations. Chemistry 471 is a one semester course that surveys fundamental aspects in all areas of physical chemistry with application to the biochemical sciences. The material in the course will cover four broad areas: 1. Thermodynamics (examining the macroscopic properties of chemical systems at equilibrium) 2. Statistical thermodynamics (serving to connect molecular properties to macroscopic observables) 3. Kinetics (the study of chemical reaction rates) 4. Quantum mechanics and spectroscopies (observing the underlying quantized nature of matter) Most students in this course are interested in the life sciences and will soon be choosing a more specific career path, whether it is medicine, research, or both, and whether it is in industry, graduate school, academia, or something completely different. Irrespective of your choice, the study of physical chemistry is an essential part of modern day biology. Recent rapid advances in biology, marked by the completed genome sequences of many organisms and the large-scale initiatives in structural genomics
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CHEM471 - Biochem 471/Chem 471 - Fall 2008 MWF 10:10 A.M.,...

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