HW 1 - 1 Christie Donahue 92337669 Homework #1 September...

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Christie Donahue 92337669 Homework #1 September 19, 2007 1. Review Lecture 01 “Motivation / Biomimetics”, available in the folder “Resources” on Ctools This lecture was intriguing and provoked a new interest in the subject of biomimetics. Prior to this class, I had never heard of the concept of biomimetics but, now I am looking for things in everyday nature that may have been the idea behind an engineering marvel. 2. Review Lecture 02 “Basics of Chemistry”, available in the folder “Resources” on Ctools Although I have been studying chemistry for 5 years, this lecture was a necessary refresher to start off the semester. 3. Read Chapter 2 from Cotterill, available in the folder “Resources” on Ctools Two important concepts that I have always had trouble remembering and keeping straight are electron affinity and ionization energy. They are clearly defined in this text and I will repeat the definitions here for my own notes. IONIZATION ENERGY-the minimum energy required to remove an electron from an otherwise neutral atom. ELECTRON AFFINITY-the energy gained when a neutral atom gains an electron. 4. Read Chapter “Prologue” in our textbook by Atkins and de Paula The section, “Applications of physical chemistry to biology and medicine,” was especially informative and useful. It was important for me to see how the science we will be learning about directly affects the sciences and medicine that will be important to me and my career. 5. Read Chapter “Fundamentals” in our textbook by Atkins and dePaula This chapter reminded me of the important equations and concepts that are the basis of all sciences. 6. List three examples (of devices, objects, tools, utensils, etc) that were inspired by biomimetics 1. Planes, boats, cars, trains and even car-top luggage racks are aerodynamically designed to reduce drag while in motion. These designs model the naturally aerodynamic shape of bird wings and the sloped, low-drag bodies of many fish and sea creatures.
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