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    Click on the links below or scroll down for a list of assignments for each week.

    Week 0: Orientation and Pre-Semester Training (No Lab Meeting)

    These assignments will help you prepare for the semester and will introduce you to the course policies and structure. 

    Readings

    Written Assignments
    (due before first meeting)

    Other Assignments
    (due before first meeting)
    • Log on and peruse the course Canvas site.
    • On Canvas, find and read the Syllabus.
    • In the Lab Manual, Read the entire "Orientation" Module.
    • Read the MatLab Pre-Lab assignment.
    • Review prerequisite knowledge (see below)
    • Complete the "Orientation" assignment and turn it on Canvas.
    • Proceed to the MatLab module and complete the MatLab Pre-Lab assignment.
    • Bring your computer with you to the first meeting.

    Assumed Prerequisite Knowledge

    • All material from pre-requisite General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry Courses.
    • Specific knowledge from Physical Chemistry
      • Particle in the box model
      • Rotational and vibrational coupling (rotovibrational) spectroscopy of diatomic molecules
      • Equilibrium thermodynamics
      • Reaction kinetics
      • Computation of electronic structure
    • Specific material from college-level math pre-requisites
      • Derivatives and partial derivatives
      • Matrices and their operations

    Week 1: Introduction to MatLab for Data Analysis

    Learn how to use MatLab for data analysis in this course. 

    Pre-Meeting Readings  Assignments
    (due before meeting)
    Post-lab assignments
    • Complete the MatLab pre-lab assignment.
    • Bring your computer with MatLab and custom scripts installed.
    • There is no written assignment to turn in
    • Turn in your MatLab work as a pdf

    Week 2: Holiday (No Meeting)

    Pre-Meeting Readings Pre-Meeting Assignments Post-lab assignments
    • none (prepare for next week!)
    • none (prepare for next week!)
    • none (prepare for next week!)

    Week 3: Problem Session on Error Analysis

    Pre-Meeting Readings  Assignments
    (due before meeting)
    Post-lab assignments
    • Turn in your completed problem set with final answers expressed with appropriate precision. 

    Week 4-5: Absorption Spectra of Dyes

    Week 4: Measure Absorption Spectra and Apply the Particle in a Box Model

    Pre-Meeting Readings  Assignments
    (due before meeting)
    Post-lab assignments
    • Complete the pre-lab assignment
    • Turn in your pre-lab assignment 24-hours before your meeting time.
    • Complete and turn in your Electronic Lab Notebook with complete data analysis.

     

    Week 5: Apply the Huckle Model

    Pre-Meeting Readings  Assignments
    (due before meeting)
    Post-lab assignments
    • Complete the ELN from last time and turn it in.
    • Complete and turn in your Electronic Lab Notebook with complete data analysis.

     

    Week 6-7: Molecular Spectroscopy of Iodine

    The class will be split into two groups that will take turns on teh lazer spectroscopy equiptment over the two weeks alloted for this experiment.

     

    Pre-Meeting Readings Pre-Meeting Assignments Post-lab assignments
    TBA TBA TBA

     


    Week 8: Holiday (No Meeting)

    Pre-Meeting Readings Pre-Meeting Assignments Post-lab assignments
    • none
    • None (but ELN from last experiment due)
    • none (but look ahead for next week)

    Week 9-10: Rotation-Vibrational Spectroscopy

    Week 9, Part I

    Pre-Meeting Readings Pre-Meeting Assignments Post-lab assignments
    • Complete the pre-lab assignment, including
      • Specific questions for this meeting
      • General Pre-Lab Assignment
    • prepare for the next part of this experiment

    Week 10, Parts II and III

    Pre-Meeting Readings Pre-Meeting Assignments Post-lab assignments
    • Complete the pre-lab assignment
      • Specific questions for this meeting
    • Electronic Lab Notebook with completed data analysis

    Week 11-13: Independent Project

    Pre-Meeting Readings Pre-Meeting Assignments Post-lab assignments
    • none
    • None (but ELN from last experiment due)
    • none (but look ahead for next week)

    Week 14: Holiday (No Meeting)

    Pre-Meeting Readings Pre-Meeting Assignments Post-lab assignments
    • none
    • None (but ELN from last experiment due)
    • none (but look ahead for next week)

    Week 15: Clean up, Check out, Course Surveys

    Pre-Meeting Readings Pre-Meeting Assignments Post-lab assignments
    • none
    • none (but your full report is due!)
    • Complete all late work before end of day on LDOC!

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