Physical Science in 12 Problems


Exercises related to general chemistry, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and kinetics, will be solved with numerical software. Each exercise will be accompanied by a lecture, a software template solving a problem and presenting a related take-home problem. The software will allow us to focus on, and treat in a transparent fashion, physical problems without the unworldly idealizations and contrivances found in textbooks. Prerequisites: General Chemistry and/or Physics, and prior or concurrent enrollment in either Chem 401 or Phys 217. The lectures will be in-person however a complete set of taped lectures will also be available. A remote help session will be scheduled at a mutually agreed to time. There are no quizzes, exams or a final.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; AR NSM; AS NSM

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Physical Science in 12 Problems
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Lee Sobotka

Lee Sobotka

Professor of Chemistry and Physics