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07C ATMO 489-500 Brooks - Laboratory Methods in Atmospheric...

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Unformatted text preview: Laboratory Methods in Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry Syllabus ATMO 489 Instructor: Sarah Brooks 845—5632 Eller 0&M 1105A [email protected] Office hours: TBA Teaching Assistant: TBA Prerequisites: Chemistry 101 and 1 semester of Calculus (Math 171 or equivalent). Required Text: Skoog, D.A., F. James Holler, and Timothy A. Nieman, Principles of Instrumental Analysis, Fifth Ed., Thomson Learning, Inc. ISBN: 0-03-002078~6, 1998. Additional readings will be provided by the instructor from various sources. Additional handouts detailing procedures for each experiment will be provided. Recommended Additional Texts: Newman, L. (Editor), Measurement Challenges in Atmosgheric Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 1993. Willeke, K. and RA. Baron (Editors), Aerosol Measurement, Vand Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1993. Course Assignments and Grading: The course will be conducted in a lecture and lab format and will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:40-1 :30 and 1:50-3:50 pm. Demonstrations of laboratory techniques will be provided by the lecturer or teaching assistant. Students will work with laboratory partners to conduct the assigned experiments. .Each student will be required to write a laboratory report and analysis for each experiment and to turn in a copy of the records kept during the experiment. Reading assignments of current journal articles demonstrating the techniques covered in this class will be assigned. Each student will submit a proposal for an independent research project. Students may elect to work in teams of 2 students if appropriate. Each student will orally present his/her findings to the class in a final project report. Grades will be weighted as follows: Laboratory reports: 50% Midterm Exam: 20% Laboratory technique and class participation: 10% Final Presentation: 20% 970 Grades will be assigned according to the following scale: A: 90-100%, B= 80—89%, C=70~79%, D 60-69%, F 59% and below. M,W Aug 27,28 Sept 3,5 Sept 10,12 Sept 17,19 Sept 24,26 Oct 1,3 Oct 8,10 Oct 15,17 Oct 22,24 Oct 29,31 Nov 5,7 Nov 12,14 Nov 19,21 Nov 26,28 Dec 3. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy Statement Lectures Introduction, Measurement Challenges Spectroscopy - Principles Spectroscopy - Instrumentation Lab Only (No lecture) on Monday Weds. Regular meetings Spectroscopy - Spectral analysis Chromatography - Principles Chromatography - Instrumentation Chromatography - Data interpretation Aerosols - Instrumentation Mass Spectroscopy —Principles Mass Spectroscopy -Instrumentation Mass Spectroscopy - Data Analysis Aerosol Mass Spectrometers No class weds. Happy Thanksgiving Class presentations Redefined day - On Monday, attend Frida class Labs and Demonstrations Lab starts in Week 2. 1. pH Measurements and Statistics 2. Titrations - Acid Rain 3. FTIR 4. Indoor/Outdoor Ozone 5. CO2 flux —Dr. Schade (tentative) 6. Ion Chromatography - Known Composition 7. Surface tension of Known Composition 8. Analysis of Fog and Rain samples Demo — DMA/CPC Demo— CCN Demo - Mass Spectroscopy Demo — Ice Microscope TBA The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, the legislation requires that all students _with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please centact the Department of Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities, in Cain Hall or call 845-1637. . 1 1 1 1 1 1 Academic Integrity Statement According to Student Rule 20.1.3, plagiarism occurs when a writer does not cite sources of information or uses work done by someone else as if it were his or her own. You should credit your use of anyone else's words, graphic images, or ideas using standard citation styles. If I should discover that you have failed to properly credit sources or have used a paper written by someone else, I will recommend that you receive an F in this course. You will have the right to submit a written appeal to the department head, as outlined in Student Rule 52. If you have more questions about plagiarism or syllabi, you can visit the University Writing Center website: http://uwc.tamu.edu/faculty/pedagogy/manage/syllabus reguirehtml. For more information on academic honesty, you may also visit the Aggie Honor System Office website: hfip://www.tamu.edu/aggiehonorl. Absences Students are expected to attend class and complete all assignments. Following the rules of the University, absences will be handled as outlined on the student rules website ( http:I/student-rules.tamu.edu/rule7.htm) ...
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