1Physical Chemistry I for BiochemistsChem340Lecture 1 (1/12/09)Yoshitaka Ishii•Syllabus(Class Schedule, Grading, Report etc) •Overview•Gas Ch. 1Some Essentials•Course Web Sitehttp://www.chem.uic.edu/chem340/(Home works & Lecture Notes will be uploaded)•Homework 1 is at the web site•TextbookThomas Engel, Gary Drobny and Philip Reid, “Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences”(mandatory)
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2Warning•Chemistry 340 is a rigorous coursecovering the fundamentals and applications of Chemical Thermodynamics. •This course involves logical reasoningand quantitative problem solvingusing mathto a greater degree than most of the other courses you have taken. •The only way to succeed in this course is through hard work, and only through hard work. You must keep up with the work everyday, because succeeding topics build on and require an understanding of what was covered before.ÆOnce you get lost, your semester is pretty much over!How to Survive in This Class1. Get to class on time and take careful notes.2. Go through the textbook to find the relevant reading material. As you read work through the mathematics and the examples provided by the author. Your goal is to understand not to memorize!3. Work on the homework assignment. Start working on the homework assignment as soon as you receive it. It is impossible to do the entire assignment the night before it is due. The TA’s are not allowed to provide solutions to the homework problems before the due date of the assignment.4. You are supposed to be able to solve all the homework assignments without referring the text at the time of quizzes and exams.