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