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August 31, 2012

Pre-Class Lecture Notes

Please go over these notes on your own. The first slides emphasize important logistical information for the course. The remainder review some basic physics concepts about electromagnetic radiation. You will find slides titled "Are You Getting the Concept?" that ask you to do a short calculation to check your understanding. Please do these, and we will go over them during the first class meeting on Wednesday. If you need more information on any of these topics, most slides include references to text books that are listed fully at the beginning of the notes.

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August 30, 2012

Course Syllabus

Download the CHEM 8152 syllabus.

August 15, 2012

Welcome to CHEM 8152, Analytical Spectroscopy

In this course, we will survey both the fundamental and practical aspects of spectroscopies commonly used in analytical chemistry. First, a few logistical details:

Our class lectures are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:05 am - 9:55 am in Smith Hall 111.

Ahead of our first class meeting, I would like you to read over the course syllabus and be ready with any questions. Also, I will forgo reviewing the basic physics behind electromagnetic radiation so that we can jump right into other material. Please review the "Pre-lecture notes" that will be posted on this topic. This material should be familiar to all of you and will be necessary for the remainder of the class. I am happy to meet with you individually to discuss this material if necessary.