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Unformatted text preview: Chemistry 2740 Physical Chemistry Spring 2011 Instructor: Marc R. Roussel Office: E862 Phone: 403-329-2326 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Course web site: http://people.uleth.ca/ roussel/C2740 On most campuses the course in physical chemistry has a reputation for diffi- culty. It is not, nor should it be, the easiest course available; but to keep the matter in perspective it must be said that the IQ of a genius is not necessary for understanding the subject. G. W. Castellan Course prerequisites The prerequisites for this course are Chemistry 2000 , Mathematics 2560 , and Physics 2000 (corequisite). If you do not have these prerequisites, I should have been in touch with you already. If not, you must talk to me as soon as possible. Required materials The textbook is Physical Chemistry for Outsiders , by Roussel. You will also need a graphing calculator, particularly for the kinetics portion of the course. A basic graphing calculator, if you dont already have one, is a great tool. You will however have to invest a little time learning to use it. In addition to the usual arithmetic operations, make sure that you can (1) perform a linear regression to obtain the slope and intercept of some data displaying a linear relationship, and (2) obtain a graph of some data points with the line of best fit. It is your responsibility to learn these features of your calculator. Email Important information will frequently be communicated to the class via email. It is your responsibility to keep an eye on your email during the term. This includes making sure that you do not exceed your email quota. You can check your email account status at https://www.uleth.ca/webtools/account tools/acctstatus . 1 Office hours I operate on an open-door basis: If Im in, you are welcome to stop in to ask questions. I am also happy to meet students by appointment. Grading scheme Evaluation type Formula 1 Formula 2 Date Lab 30% 30% Participation 10% 10% Test 1 8% 0% January 28 Test 2 9% 0% February 18 Test 3 13% 0% March 25 Final exam 30% 60% April 26, 9:00 a.m. Except for the final exam, test dates are subject to change. Changes to test dates, if nec- essary, will be announced by email and posted on the course web site at least two weeks in advance of the test....
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