website stat Chemistry 221: August 2005

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Error on MicroTest 1

My apologies, there is a micro problem with the micro test, as two alert students have pointed out:

The electron velocity should be 1.5 x 10^+8 m/sec.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Reminder: No Lecture

Just a reminder, there is no lecture scheduled for Wednesday, August 31. See you all on Friday!

Monday, August 29, 2005

The Downfall of Classical Physics

In the late 19th century the reputation of Newtonian physics with its ability to describe the macroscopic behavior of matter was beyond reproach. As the end of the century approached, scientists began to be able to make accurate observations of very small pieces of matter, such as atoms. Suddenly, the fabric of physics began to fray. What is the UV catastrophe? How much damage did it do and to who? Listen to the podcast.

MP3 podcast

Friday, August 26, 2005

Room Change for Integrated Lab

If you are enrolled in integrated lab, there has been a room change. The class is now scheduled to meet in Park 337, Tuesday 1-2.


You can subscribe to the podcast for this course through Apple iTunes. The software is free and can be downloaded from Apple for either PC or Mac. Subscribing is also free. To find the course, click on Podcasts, then Education, Higher Education. The course is titled "Introduction to Quantum Chemistry".

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Sample Podcast of Lecture

To hear a sample podcast of a lecture, click on the title. You can also subscribe to this podcast through its feed or through the iTunes store (software and lectures are free and run on both Mac and PC platforms). You can listen on any MP3 player, or on your computer.

Monday, August 22, 2005

How to Access Audio and Video of the Lectures

This course is broadcast from Bryn Mawr College's Park Science Center as audio and video. You can also access the instructor's notes via BlackBoard.

To see a recording of the lecture, click on the link given in the lecture you would like to review. A screen will appear. You can fast forward, rewind and pause (all the control you wish you had in the live lecture, but don't!).

To hear the lecture, without video, click on the link to the audio post. Individual lectures are also available at iTunes, under Education->Higher Education->Introduction to Quantum Chemistry, or you can subscribe to the 'cast using your favorite aggregator at