Re: Chem 3610/3611/3620/3621

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Re: Chem 3610/3611/3620/3621

Postby Ron Robertson » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:58 pm

Old stuff from last semester

To all campers, Just finished grading all the lab notebooks. Most need substantial improvement. Among the items:

1. Make sure you know what the purpose of the experiment is and can explain it.
2. Write a summary of the procedure at the end of the purpose statement. This is called the Overview and may take several sentences. You also need to include important equations in the purpose statement section.
3. Reference the handout online for the procedure. Detail any changes. There is no need to copy the handout procedure word for word.
4. Organize your data into tables, clearly detailing units. Many of the data tables were hard to follow or did not have sufficient detail. You do not have to include calculations.
5. Look at the purpose to see what you need to write in the "brief conclusions" section.
6. Do not paste or tape anything in your lab notebook.
7. In general neatness counts. There should be a logical flow to the material presented.
8. Refer back to the syllabus to get info about what should be in the lab notebook. I know different people require different things so I have tried to put everything in the syllabus.
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Re: Chem 3610/3611

Postby Ron Robertson » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:22 pm

Old stuff

Welcome to the fall of 2012 campers. May we progress from the bottom step to the top by the end of the semester.

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Re: Chem 3610/3611

Postby Ron Robertson » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:41 pm

Welcome to Physical Chemistry - also lovingly known as "P Chem".

This message board is where I communicate with you outside of class and where you can easily get in touch with me or other class members. I register all students on the Board. Your username is first name last name as on my class roll. Your passwork is the last 4 digits of your "A" number.

Please do not open another topic. I want to keep all P chem questions in this topic. Just add replies under the previous post.
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Re: Chem 3610/3611/3620/3621

Postby Ron Robertson » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:08 am

0.5 inches of snow at Robertson Field this morning. . .Image
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Re: Chem 3610/3611/3620/3621

Postby Ron Robertson » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:01 am

Probably my last chance this winter to post my favorite snow crystal site. . . http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/
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Re: Chem 3610/3611/3620/3621

Postby Ron Robertson » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:20 pm

Unusual maps to help you understand http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/maps-t ... the-world/
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Re: Chem 3610/3611/3620/3621

Postby Ron Robertson » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:18 am

Good article on tire pressure and why the air inside tires heats up while driving and thus increases the pressure http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com/pu ... s1/ra8.asp

By the way in HW 3a the gauge pressure is always less than the actual pressure inside a tire. You need to add about 14.7 psi to the gauge pressure to get the real pressure so you can use your gas laws. A flat tire still has atmospheric pressure inside.
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Re: Chem 3610/3611/3620/3621

Postby Ron Robertson » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:47 pm

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My fall break was assorted farm work including taking a 1580 lb calf to slaughter, church work, grading papers and making out your exam, and baling 40 rolls of hay

but the corn is still not picked
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Re: Chem 3610/3611/3620/3621

Postby Tiffani Kirkland » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:17 pm

Hello again,

I just wanted to let everyone know about this PDF that I found really helpful for a review in calculus. It may be handy for the rest of the semester.

http://www.stat.wisc.edu/~ifischer/calculus.pdf
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Re: Chem 3610/3611/3620/3621

Postby Ron Robertson » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:28 pm

I had looked at this site before and it is very useful. Lots of stuff we won't need this semester, but the info about the product rule, chain rule, etc. for differentiation is spot on. Remember that what you should be able to do is to differentiate and integrate polynomial expressions and log/exponential functions.
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