2009-09-02_-_Lecture_1

2009-09-02_-_Lecture_1 - Biochemistry 461 FS 2009 Michigan...

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Biochemistry 461 FS 2009 Michigan State University September 2, 2009 Lecture 1 General Comments • Instructors: ¾ Professor Eric Hegg (course coordinator – 1 st half material) ¾ Professor Christoph Benning (2 nd half material) • Teaching Assistants ¾ Kyle Johnson (Email: john2949@msu.edu) ¾ Joel Lwande (Email: lwandejo@msu.edu) • Read the syllabus carefully! • You are responsible for all material presented in the text or in lecture. • Honors option: Read the syllabus carefully. Topics provided shortly. 2
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• There is a lot of material to master ¾ Stay up-to-date on the reading ( read the text ) ¾ Don’t wait until the last minute to start studying ¾ Take advantage of the “Biochemistry Help Room” ¾ Take advantage of the teaching assistants ¾ Take advantage of the instructors ¾ Use the Discussion Board General Comments 3 General Comments • Use email judiciously! • Post all questions on the discussion board found in ANGEL ¾ Posting questions helps everyone learn ± Often multiple people have similar questions ± Students are able to answer ¾ Postings can be anonymous ¾ Be specific when posting a question ¾ Be professional when posting questions and/or answers ¾ Read questions (and answers) from previous postings • For the discussion board to be effective, people must use it!! 4
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Earth’s Unique Atmosphere Venus Average surface temperature ~ 500 °C Atmospheric density ~ 9,300 kPa Atmospheric composition CO 2 ~ 95.6% N 2 ~ 3.2% Other gases ~ 1.2% Mars Average surface temperature ~ -63 °C Atmospheric density ~ 0.7 – 0.9 kPa Atmospheric composition CO 2 ~ 95.0% N 2 ~ 2.7% Other gases ~ 2.3% 5 Earth Average surface temperature ~ 15 °C Atmospheric density ~ 101 kPa Atmospheric composition
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